I have been incredibly blessed that I have not had to deal with this particular tragedy personally, but I have many close friends who have dealt with miscarriages and long, drawn-out, and frustrating attempts at maintaining a viable pregnancy.
Which, okay -- all of that is pretty much buzzkill city. I'm glad I was introduced to the pattern though, glad that I was able to support SHARE, and glad that I now have this beautiful shawl that will represent that simply, "I grieve with thee."
This project has a lot to recommend it. It took the variegated yarn and handled it like a champ, it has a great, crescent shape, interesting construction, and it changes the stitch pattern often enough to stay really interesting.
There are three different star motifs (hence, "When You Wish), separated by a section of ruching.
My favorite part of the project, and this is gonna make you laugh, is the fiddly-ass bind-off. It involves a three stitch, knitted on edging, a bobble (or a nupp? one of those), and -- and this is the best part -- knitting backwards.
I'd never done that before, so I was excited to get to try a new technique. And counter-intuitive as it might seem, it was kind of cool that the bind-off was totally part of the design element, not just a final step to rush through since the project is pretty much already done.
|Check Out that Nupply Action!|
I did try to get some modeled shots. I changed my shirt and everything. I drafted my husband to be my photographer, which, okay, never really quite works out. This is me trying to get him to hold the camera straight.
|This might be the best of the lot|
|There's a lot going on back here|
Pattern: When You Wish by Amy Kenagy
Yarn: Into the Whirled Manchester Sock, in the il tramonto colorway
Total Yardage: 361 yards
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) 24" Hiya Hiya circulars
Started: May 10, 2015
Completed: June 27, 2015