Saturday, February 26, 2011
A Shawl for Bev
This is the delightful Chinook Shawl Pattern that I purchased as a kit from KnitPicks a year or so ago. It was a simple lace pattern pattern to execute, even though it had pattern to work on both the knit and purl rows. I would recommend it to novice and experienced lace workers alike.
* The shawl was knitted (a few weeks) blocked (2 days) and packed to mail on a Saturday afternoon (1 day). We lose Sunday (1 day), and then the box is carted around all day Monday until I make it to a post office. Presidents' day! The post office automated kiosk is still open though, so I get all stamped up only to find the big box that takes the packages is locked shut. I could have put it through a slot for "stamped mail", but there was a sign warning that if the package was over 13oz it would be treated as hostile and returned to sender (1 day). I took it with me to work again on Tuesday and threw it in the outgoing tray to see what would happen with a post it explaining the situation. It arrived 3 days later in Columbus, Ohio with the bright pink post it still attached, which amused Bev and I both.