I know you are all not surprised to see that I made another Olive Twist Shawl, if nothing else I am very predictable. And as you can imagine I am dreaming of making another one already, but before I find more yarn and a hook lets look at this one.
Made from Noro Shirakaba, silk, cotton and wool yarn with a size J hook. Let me just say that while I have a love/hate relationship with Noro, this yarn just might win me over. I am in LOVE with this yarn and now could kick myself for not buying more when the yarn store was going out of business. I love it so much I almost feel like unraveling this whole shawl just to use this yarn again.
I made this shawl big, I mean big for me. This is no scarf this is a SHAWL! Part of the reason I made it big is because I had enough yarn, and I did not want to waste any leaving a skein all on its own. But the other reason was that in my sleep deprived, nursing state, I kept looking at the yarn band thinking each skein was 125 yards. Well no, if I had put my reading glasses on I would have seen it was 125 meters. I should know better, because that is a big difference in yardage, but it all ended up just fine. Better too much yarn than not enough or so they say.
I am dreaming of making another one because once you get the pattern down it is a very easy two row repeat. I can always use easy. Shall I do purple, or maybe dark gray? A sock weight yarn or something thicker? Hmmm..... it is so fun to plan.
On other news, my Teenager is up and about now, eating soft foods, going to the movies and having fun the last four days of his summer vacation. He lost a total of 9 pounds during his recovery, that is a lot in one week. Thank goodness that is all behind us.
I want to leave you with a picture of Little Buddy and his Medical Foster Parents Jeannette and Todd. They came for a nice long visit today and Little Buddy was thrilled. He loved seeing them and playing with them, and got a bit upset when they were leaving. He wanted to go along, why not, they were his parent for two wonderful years. But as they were leaving he waved good-bye, blew kisses and settled right back into his life here with us. It is so important to me that they are a big part of his life. That they see him when they need to and rejoice as he reaches new milestones. Jeannette and Todd gave him the very best start possible. They are dear friends, and frankly are probably so sick of me as I am at their house about 6 hours a week, every week for years! Here they are, doesn't this just make you smile? Can you see all the love shared between them? I can.