virginia the III

It's not my first but it's my favorite.........
Virginia Shawl designed by Kim Delacruz who I met when she originally emailed me to test the pattern for her. Not only did I develop a love for knitting shawls while testing I made a friend who I adore even though we are separated by 9 states....the more we talk the more we find we have in common which is fab. You can find the pattern for Virginia Shawl here. I'll give you the details of what I used because it's not what the pattern calls for.......I used Mushishi by Plymouth Yarn, and size 10.5 needles. I had to cut the last stockinette repeat and I only did 4 repeats of the lace border before I did the garter edge and bind off....trust me I was bringing it right down to the wire and had I done another repeat like I wanted a lot of bad bad words would have followed........Either way it's big, it's squishy, and it's all mine even though mom is talking about possibly releasing some of my shawls she's taken captive in order to get her paws on this one....clearly when I leave her house after Christmas I'll be rummaging through her goods...and instead of joking about having her chipped for her birthday I'll make sure I do it for real....it only hurts for a minute I'm sure....



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