Saturday, August 06, 2005
I said I would write more about this baby. She didn't know what to be when she grows up. This started out four months ago, a glimmer in the eye of the knitter. The original thought was to make a summer sweater. Then summer sweater seemed not to be logical due to the fact that the yarn is Paton's Decor--75% acrylic and 25% wool in periwinkle blue. Not light weight by any stretch of the imagination.
So I picked her up the other day and she spoke to me, "I want to be a shawl." I said, "You start with four inches of ribbing, that says sweater, not shawl." She argued with me, "My ribbing will mold around your body and keep you warm this winter. Besides, my lacy body is shawl worthy, and you have enough yarn to make me at least 5 feet long. I am a shawl." We all know that you never argue when yarn speaks to you, so shawl it is! We went shopping this morning and finished six inches while sitting in the food court. She is already starting to get around. AND, when someone asked what I was knitting, I felt her nudge me so I answered, "A shawl!"