I really don’t know what I would do without Lucy.
As you can see from this photo, she was hard at work yesterday, making sure that my shawl stayed nice and flat during blocking. What a little trooper!
And here is the shawl being modeled by Gwendolyn:
And the back view:
Unblocked, it is about 23″ long, and because of its shape, it stays nicely on the shoulders.
There was a question in the comments about the difference between a shawl and a shawlette.
I tend to say “shawlette” when I am designing something that can be knit from 100 grams of sock yarn — 400 yards or so. I don’t know of nay hard and fast rule about what makes a shawl a shawl and what makes a shawlette a shawlette.
But just to be different, I am calling this one a “shoulder shawl.” Its official name is “Woodland Walk Shoulder Shawl.”
The Last Hurrah
This weekend I am taking a quick trip down to Richmond. I’ll be at The Yarn Lounge on Saturday, July 10, from 1 – 3pm, signing books and hanging out with the knitters. I hope I’ll see a lot of you there.
I call this the last hurrah, because as some of you already know, I’ve had to cancel all remaining travel (including my trip to Europe for KnitNation) due to ill health — doctor’s orders. I am both completely bummed out and slightly relieved, because I was beginning to realize that I can’t manage the rigors of travel and teaching at this point.
I want Momma to stay home all the time!”