pattern: Winter Thaw by Beata Jezek
yarn: Malabrigo Lace, 75g of colour Forest
To get my lost knitting mojo back after that Bex incident, I decided to knit something larger - and faster. It took me one week to do this thing and the mojo is back - I'm back in the game and it feels good. The pattern is gorgeous and well written, there were a few glitches along the way but that might just be me and my telly knitting- nothing I couldn't fix in the end. Once the yarnovers are done in the edging, the stitch count seriously explodes. It was actually the last 5 rows that really took the whole weekend to knit through.
The shawl goes to my mum, who looks great in green with her reddish light brown hair and green eyes. I had two skeins of Malabrigo Lace in colour Forest; the other one was very solidy green and the other one was very semi-solid with white blotches - this I didn't know because I couldn't be arsed to check the skeins before knitting. Luckily I used the solid skein first and left the semi-solid for the edging: now it looks as if the edging tips of the shawl are frosty and frozen.
I blocked the shit out of my hand while beating this massive thing into shape (wingspan 2 meters, spine 70 cm); stuck a thick safety pin into my cuticle so that it came out of my finger flesh. Needless to say I invented a couple of new obscenities... But chivalry isn't dead: my man, instead of being offended by my verbal rampage, offered to block the whole thing. Can you believe it? I bet even Gandhi would have passed that opportunity. Got to love that guy.
He didn't block it. I might be ruthless but not downright cruel.