So, yeah, her birthday isn’t until the end of December (the 29th, specifically), but this just couldn’t wait. So, here is the story of the project peeking out of the new project bag I showed you yesterday.
One of the women in my regular Barnes & Noble knitting group posted about a pattern in our Rav group. I hadn’t seen it in person, but I took one look at the pattern and HAD to make it. It’s called the Butterfly Forest Shawl.
I thought for about 3 seconds, and then knew – this needed to be for Kirsten. She collects butterflies much like I collect dragonflies (although for different reasons). I was debating what yarn to use, when Carol posted that SeaSilk works really well (that’s what she’s using for hers), and it hit me – I had some in my stash! Better yet, the colorway was “Dragonfly”. So, it would be a little of each of us.
I cast on Saturday while Kris and I had a movie marathon (Our copy of the new Star Trek, followed by Eagle Eye and Igor. We have odd Netflix combos, sometimes.) By the end of the movies, I was about a third of the way through the shawl. I worked on it on Sunday and Monday, and finished up the last four rows yesterday (shortly after taking that picture). I blocked it last night, and this morning, it was complete.
I love the butterflies along the edging.
So, my dear, darling, oldest friend in the world, here you are. Happy birthday! It will be on its way to you soon.
Oh, and Bezzie, so much for that silver-grey kick, huh? 😀