Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sad, sad shawl.
Not the shawl itself.... the occasion. I love the shawl! It is the Little Arrowhead by Pam Allen (love Pam Allen!) and I think it turned out beautifully. When I started working on it, I thought that it was coming out looking like that 70's wicker lattice print. You know the one I mean, the one on every kitchen chair cover produced in the years 1974-1980? Anyway, it seemed dated to me, and not worthy of its recipient.
But blocking performed its usual miracle.... Look at that! It is made in Rowan Cashsoft 4 Ply, which is much heavier yarn than called for, but so, so soft. Cashmere totally lives up to its reputation! (Imagine that, the proverbial "they" got it right!!)
No, the sadness comes from the occasion. Roberta, my beloved boss at work, is retiring. I am happy for her, but my mean, selfish little heart is grieving! I am a bad person, truely.
I hope this is a good gift for her, that it is enough to say everything I want to say about what she has meant to me. I wonder sometimes if non-knitters understand the love that gets knitted in? I hope so in this case....