My heart and my thoughts are in Utah today as Margene undergoes surgery. I talked to her over the weekend and she sounds great. She is strong and positive and in excellent health, other than this heart thing. She is , of course, anxious for this to be over, and you should know that Susan will be posting an update to the Zeneedle blog once there is news to share. I know I’ll be checking repeatedly and I bet many of you will, too.
So, with Margene and Susan on my mind so much today, it seems this is the perfect time to show you my finished Featherduster Shawl. I wouldn’t have knit this at all if it weren’t for Susan’s talent and Margene’s persuasion!
Susan’s pattern is fantastic, as always. The chart is easy to follow and the beauty of the design really shines through when using this Rowan Kidsilk Haze. It’s truly light as a feather.
The flowers in the photo shoot are courtesy of Dale. He brought them home from a wedding the band played the other night. I can count on one hand the number of times he has done this over the years but I love it when he does. I especially love it when it provides such a beautiful back drop for my shawl.
I haven’t had the chance to wear this yet (plus, I have a rule about not wearing hand knits until they have been blogged) but I know I will reach for it over and over again. It will go with everything.
It’s super soft and truly gorgeous and I love the scalloped edge, too. So many of my shawls have had pointed edges that I truly appreciate the soft roundness of this edging.
And even though it’s too warm to wear it today, I brought it with me to work. It’s right here, by my side, reminding me of the friend who designed it and the other friend who knit one for herself at the same time that I was knitting this one for me. It’s keeping me company as I think good and healing thoughts for my friend Margene.
Sometimes our hand knits provide comfort in ways we never imagined.