So I never imagined being able to benefit from a snow day, but tonight that's just what happened. My MPA class was cancelled because of a small "snow storm" headed through Olympia. It was really nice of Evergreen considering people commute from all over to go to class. Instead of being in class from 6-10 I went to Trinacria in downtown Olympia and had the most delicious of calzones. After dinner I got to work on a present for 2nd Christmas that I have been neglecting for months. I'm going to go out on a limb and show you pictures because I'm pretty sure my mother has only been to this site 2 or 3 times so far. As you may remember, 2nd Christmas is happening this weekend. I was cutting it close let me tell you!
I decided to knit a lace shawl/wrap for my mother. I start this in the summertime and finished weaving in the ends tonight. I would never have started this while taking classes. My mom probably won't understand the time that went into this, but she'll love it...hopefully.
|So first I had to soak the project in Eucalan wash.|
|Next you have to stretch it out (blocking) and pin every single edge so that the knit will dry exactly how you want it.|
|It's really quite clever that you can shape knits.|