I am apparently not “over” the concept of shawls knit from the bottom up because I am working on another one.
This baby is being knit from Indigo Moon Nature’s Harvest sock yarn in the “Cochineal” colorway.
I’ve already named it: Antimacassar Shawl, because it reminds me of an old-fashioned lace antimacassar.
Now, I have a memory of seats in European trains or touring coaches in the 1960s that actually had lace antimacassars on the seat backs, but I have googled my little fingers to the bone and cannot find any photos of same. All I can find are photos of plain fabric ones. Perhaps this memory is really a hallucination brought on by too many yarn fumes.Or Macassar Oil fumes?
Once again, I’m dating myself: first Tiger Beat, now this. (For the record, though, I’ve never actually seen inside an issue of Tiger Beat. The covers were frightening enough to me.)
By the by, I am now keeping a running total of donations to the Red Cross via purchase of my Japanese Garden Shawl in the box listing my works in progress above the posts here at wendyknits.net, so you can drop in at any time to see how we are doing. I’ll update it every day or so.
And in other news, Lucy is working on her interpretive dance moves.
Look at that perfect form!