The first knit of 08 has finally arrived - and what a beauty she is! A positive in a world right now that had been ruled by the negative. I really really appreciate all of your comments and if I didn't get to email you all back personally please know I really took in what you said!
One of the three actually turned into a positive while the other two are still in the neg. I am good though, these things are actually not affecting personally but close friends. Still gets one down though I'm also in the most stressful part of my admissions season with lots of emotional parents so my knitting has really become an escape. I really appreciated this shawl and it's fulfilling nature. The hexagons were being knitted up quickly to provide that FO allure but still kept me interested.
I had trouble reading the pattern at first thinking that the pattern repeat was to be done six times in total rather than 6 times around. Once that was figured out these little hexagons were being produced 2 to 3 a day. Before I knew it they were blocking out on my carpet ready to be crocheted together.
Pattern: Medallion Shawl by Norah Gaughn from VK 07/08
Yarn: Rowan Silk Wool, 6 balls
Needles: Size 7 16in. circs, F5 hook
I am so happy with this shawl. It allowed me to do some lace, get the dust of my crochet hook, and feel good in a time when lots were making me feel sad/anxious. I'm also giving this to my mother who you KNOW is gonna give me that hug/kiss/"ohmygodiloveit!".
Hooray to that!
Oh and for all you NYCers.... GO GIANTS!!! ETA: We're going to the SUPERBOWL!!