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Goats, gripes, and grasping for greatness
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22nd-Aug-2016 09:01 am
This is the "Hemlock Ring Blanket" that I made out of the two balls of Brett Marble Chunky yarn that Mom and sister gifted me at Christmas. I finished this shawl two weeks ago at MegKnitsALot's house. I finally took pictures of it this weekend. The book is in honor of my sister, of course.

My thought is that, since it is machine-wash, I will wear it at New York in place of a "Rhinebeck sweater." The tradition for Rhinebeck for serious knitters is to make a sweater specifically to wear/show off at Rhinebeck. Given that I will undoubtedly smell like buck goat, I don't want to have to wash a nice hand knit sweater a bajillion times with Orange Scrub. But an acrylic shawl that doesn't touch my lower arms/hands might not pick up so much funk and will be way easier to wash if it does.

autumn-colored shawl
22nd-Aug-2016 02:37 pm (UTC)
22nd-Aug-2016 05:23 pm (UTC)
22nd-Aug-2016 03:10 pm (UTC)
Nice work and a practical solution!
22nd-Aug-2016 05:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks and thanks. I hope that I'm not proven wrong...
22nd-Aug-2016 03:21 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's really lovely!
22nd-Aug-2016 05:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's quite cuddly for acrylic, too.
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