Friday, April 1, 2011

The end of a taunting

Remember that whole 10 shawls in 2010 madness? I'm now officially free of it- I had two shawls drag over in to the new year and finally finished the second this week. I began Clothilde in December after I decided my Annis was far too small to count as a shawl and ended up sitting it on the corner of my desk until a few weeks ago,when the taunting became more than I could bear. I could hear it whispering to me in the night "only a few more hours...just a few more rows..." and after a small road trip, a few lunchbreaks at work, a drunken knitting night and a Glee rerun, I've silenced it. And it feels darn good.The yarn is some indie-dyed merino sock yarn I picked up in Scotland a couple years ago (has it really been that long since I've been back state-side?). True to blue, it bled a lot and after 4 baths to stop it from bleeding blue all over the place, I finally blocked it. I pinned it in to place and went to bed, enjoying a night of not looking at it unfinished on my desk. I woke up to pins all over the kitchen floor and a fat gray cat curled up on the wet shawl, looking very pleased with herself (she loves to lay on wet things- her favorites are post-shower towels). I blocked it again in a cat-free room and wore it to dinner with Bam Bam that night.
All and all, I like it. It's not the vivid blue that I fell in love with but it will do.
And in other news, I have someone buying me flowers. I think I'll keep him.