Blog Anniversary Quiz Bowl #3
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Where Skies Are Blue

Today's soundtrack. . .

 

can mean only one thing.

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I finished my Alabama Chanin project!

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I really did love making this shawl!  It was futzy -- but no more futzy than most knitting projects.  

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Vicki encouraged me to plunge on in and Just Try It back when I was hesitating.  

All those stitches, I said.

No big deal, she said.

You knit entire sweaters . . . one stitch at a time, she said.

Huh, I said.

You're right, I said.

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And, although I love it . . . and remain completely charmed by the whole Alabama Chanin stitching couture Thing . . . I will say that I am spoiled by the hand-knit shawl!  (The drape and light, comfortable warmth are hard to beat.)  This shawl -- being two layers of high-quality cotton knit fabric -- is rather heavy and has little drape.  It is lovely -- a true work of art! -- but not as wearable as my hand-knit shawls.

It feels rather like . . . it might be more appropriate as . . .

a table runner!

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I think I'll keep it slung over a chair.  Where I can admire it every day.

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Will I try another Alabama Chanin project?

Oh, yeah!  You bet!

Big wheels keep on turning . . .

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