... for a very important knit.
I finshed the hood on Lore last night, so all I have left are the bands and finishing - but I've set it aside for now.
I have some very serious shawl knitting to do.
Yesterday, a coworker informed us that she's just been diagnosed with bone cancer. She start chemo next week, so I thought a shawl would be a nice way to keep her warm and let her know we are all thinking of her as she fights her battle.
She says they caught it early, and the doctors are very optimistic, so that's definitely a good thing - but still scary to go through.
I'm knitting this in some Dale of Norway Svale, which I liberated from Mom's stash last year. There wasn't enough of it to make a sweater, so this seems like the perfect use. It's a DK (so warm and quick!) cotton/silk/viscose blend. It's one of the splitty-est yarns I've ever worked with. But, the silk makes it so soft and gives it beautiful drape, so I'm willing to forgive it.
The pattern I'm using is Frozen Leaves. I want to get this to her by the end of the week, and I know this is a pattern that's not only beautiful - but is an easy knit for me (this is my fourth one...)
Oh - and it took until January 13 - but we finally got a significant snowfall.
Of course, it's suppose to warm up and rain by Monday, and wash this all away - but for now I'm enjoying it. From the warmth and comfort of my living room of course!