Dear Shawl Inventors,
I have always been attracted to your patterns. I have had two routine issue with my shawl knitting. The first being my horrible sensitivity to anything remotely scratchy. I can purchase a yarn in a shop that I think is so soft, and when I wrap my finished knit around my neck, I pretend I am not feeling needles on my skin, for about a minute. Then, I realize once again, my wool Sensitivity has mocked me. I have no choice but to give it away…..which is not a bad thing for the recipients…
And , two, I have fights with picking up garter stitch, and no matter the you tube tutorials or in person lessons, my brain doesn’t even want to try anymore. So there.
This shawl, dear inventors, the EASY GOES IT Shawl by Finicky Creations, has changed my life. I decided after dropping a garter stitch, and tinking back with a crabby expression on my face for two hours, to modify the pattern so that there is far more stockinette than garter. I only had to hold my breath for about 4 rows of garter at a time.
Of course, the yarn label is long lost. I just called Pixie , at David’s Yarns in Oklahoma, and she remembered me, pulled up my order and told me the magic yarn is : Ella Rae Lace Merino. I will be ordering more today, from her shoppe.
Shawl creators, I can embrace you now!
Dear Spring in Wisconsin,
You are here! Winter knocked us to our knees literally and figuratively this time. But, I just saw a chickadee enter my bird house! I know you can be a roller coaster of temperatures, requiring somewhat of a suitcase in my car, for the months of April and May, but you can’t deny you are here! Welcome !
Dear Women who wish their partners gave them flowers,
they, can be taught. It may take years, but it happens here once in awhile. It is a tiny thrill of victory and visual joy. Due to the cats. all flowers are high on a wall vase.
Dear Person at the hospital who I will not name,
Please do not tell clients that you are not immune from the measles anymore, but you are not going to get the booster. It makes my blood boil. It makes me upset for all the students at the barn that I now am attached to, and who would probably perish if they got the measles. I am ready to write the administration. The doctors I know and trust feel this measles threat is real and going to get much worse. I think someone in health care who sees immune suppressed people every day , needs not be a carrier of one of the most contagious disease in the world.
Dear Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Team,
Please win tonight. It would make my Allison and Will very happy. ! I would love to see you play the BUCKS, who all of us in Wisconsin are sure will make it to the finals.