I have not had a lot of time to knit lately, but while Goodnight was in the hospital last month, I got started on a project to keep myself busy while I sat next to her bed.
There was plenty of knitting time then: she went to surgery, I knit. She went to recovery, I knit. She went to a room . . . where she slept a lot, I knit.
The biggest share of the project was completed within the first few days after she was discharged from the hospital.
I was knitting a shawl.
When I finished the large piece, I decided that I wanted the shawl to have a lace trim on both ends, so I found one that I liked and got to work on that. Though the trim was actually less knitting, it took me longer to finish it because we got into the start of the school year and . . . sophomore granddaughters can be very busy.
I was able to complete the lace trim over the weekend (while Goodnight was at her Homecoming dance) and it is attached to the ends of the shawl.
It’s very red!
For the hospital knitting, I just used a knit and purl checkerboard design, because I could worry and knit and not have to read a pattern, but I took the photo from an angle because I like the diagonal lines that show up with that design.
Let the Autumn winds blow!
I know, I know. An autumn shawl should maybe be a different color, but I already have a very pretty nutmeg-colored shawl. Besides . . . some maple leaves get very red, right? And the bright red will cheer up my Parking Price Protest walk from off-campus! I keep telling myself I’m saving $70.00/month.