Two project nearing completion. So close . . .
Seafoam Stripes is down to the last half skein. The last few inches. Which has me thinking more and more what to do with it, when I am finished. I started this shawl years ago, before I learned how to knit lace. The design is very simple, but not in a classic sense. Just boring. And I am not even all that wild about the color anymore.
I may keep it for a while, to decide for certain, but I am leaning towards donating it.
I want me knitting to be something that warms my heart, as well as my body. When I wear something I have made, I want it to make me walk a little taller, and feel like a compliment of it is honest, not just polite. A couple weeks ago, I wore Aurora Borealis to the theatre. A woman in the parking garage complimented me, and asked where I had bought it, or if someone had made it for me. You can imagine my pride when I said that I had knitted it myself. And I believe her.
I don't think Seafoam Strips will make me feel the same. I don't think I love it, so I don't think I will wear it like it deserves to be worn. But someone out there may fall in love with it, and I feel like the best thing would be to release the shawl, for someone else to find.
Btw, I almost wore Fuchsia Wave to the theatre, but it was too scratchy on my bare arms. How did I not notice that with the knitting? Are my fingers less sensitive than my arms?
Today, it is all about the release.
2 days ago