Well, it is finished, blocked and given!! As you can tell it is a diagonal pattern. I orginally wanted to do vertical however that is just not the way it worked out. I still have to figure out the correct number to cast on (had a little extra on one side and when I discovered it I was a bit too far to want to frog and begin again) and to cut the width down. So give me a few days as I work this out and then I will post the pattern in My Free Knitting Patterns page for you to enjoy. This Alpaca yarn drapes very nicely as a shawl and I’m sure it will be well loved. I’m sad that it is a discontinued yarn tho, as it was lovely to work with and very soft. I can now get back to spinning that wonderfully soft cria (baby Alpaca).
Well my children almost got to either come visit me in the hospital in the critial unit or to the morgue to identify me yesterday. I was on my way to my daughter’s new house to get some steak and hambergers that were left over from her birthday party on Friday evening and as I was driving on a major street at 3o mph, a driver from a cross street didn’t stop at his stop sign and he was going about 40 to 50 mph. I saw him out of he corner of my eye and knew he would not be stoping so I slammed on my brakes (fortunately there was no one behind me) and he came barreling out across the street and I missed hitting him by about 6 inches. Hope it scared him as much as it did me. I drive an older small sub compact car and the engine would have been sitting in my lap as I would have broadsided him. Thank goodness for quick reactions and promptings from the Spirit alerting me to the other car.