Way back in August I cast on for the Cactus Flower Shawl. I worked on it a lot on vacation and I enjoyed knitting it so much. The pattern is challenging but highly entertaining and intuitive and, while complex, was very fun to knit. Once I finished it, though, it languished. I think I finally blocked it in December and then still, it languished. No photos, no showing off, nothing.
This is certainly not typical behavior for me – generally I’m all about getting a project blocked, photographed, and worn as soon as it falls off the needles.
Last week I figured out why this had happened. This shawl, you see, was not mine. I realized – finally – that all along it’s been meant for my friend Lois.
The colors are perfect for her.
The design is gorgeous.
The yarn is incredible. And it is the perfect 70th birthday present for the woman who never says no to anything I ask.
I gave it to her the other night and she exclaimed and ooohed and aaaahed over and eventually declared it the best birthday ever.
I’m so glad I waited until this shawl told me that it belonged to Lois.
I just love it when stuff like this works out so perfectly.