At the beginning of the year, I did a supplement to my traditional "WIP Roundup" in which I posted a bit about a few projects that had been missed in the first go round. In that list, I included a potential thing: Either I was going to find a new home for this shawl:
Or I was going to rip it back to the "plain" section and make it larger. While I agree that Laminaria (the shawl) is lovely. And it is soft and wonderful (what with having been knit out of cashmere), it was smaller than I like to wear. I've pondered its fate for a couple of months now.
When I first posted about my dilemma, my lovely aunt Susan asked how big the shawl was. But life got very complicated for her over the past few months, and I'm not sure she ever got my answer.
I took Laminaria, the extra yarn, the needles, and the pattern with me to Texas this past weekend. I planned to spend Friday evening ripping cashmere, and then Saturday evening relearning that not so plain pattern that makes the lovely basic ground for the shawl.
Before making any bold moves, however, I thought I'd bring it out for a viewing.
I brought it into Susan's quilting studio (why oh why did I not take any pictures! It would make you swoon with jealousy), and asked her if she thought it was a comfortable size for her to wear.
She allowed as how it would be just PERFECT for summer in Houston, when you want a little something on your shoulders in the air conditioning.
Laminaria has a new home!
And I cast on for something else entirely.