Can you believe it took me well over a year to knit this shawl? Not because it is difficult, because it really isn't. In fact it is actually one of Anne's easier shawl patterns.
I started this back in the summer of 2009 and really moved right along on it. With Anne's usual consistent flow, it was easy enough that I took it to Fryeburg Fair to work on. That is where the trouble began....you see.....when the fair was over, I somehow managed to lose my chart keeper with all of my notes....grrr!
I tried a few times to figure out where I had left off, but by then I was distracted with other knits and this one was cast aside for a rainy day.
Once found, I whipped right through the last element design and quickly remembered why I had enjoyed knitting this so long ago. I finished the shawl right after Thanksgiving, but did not get around to blocking it until just before Christmas.
The timing was perfect because it gave Courtney a chance to model it for me. This was the first time Courtney actually was willing to model for me as she is another one of my girls who does not like to be the center of attention. The coloring in this shawl however was just so perfect for her. The soft golden terra cotta and browns are perfect with her golden brown hair, freckles and hazel eyes. Thanks Courtney! See....it wasn't so bad now was it?