Today's soundtrack. . .
can mean only one thing.
I finished my Alabama Chanin project!
I really did love making this shawl! It was futzy -- but no more futzy than most knitting projects.
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.
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!
I think I'll keep it slung over a chair. Where I can admire it every day.
Will I try another Alabama Chanin project?
Oh, yeah! You bet!
Big wheels keep on turning . . .