Thursday, July 30, 2009
Giving Hugs - part 4 of 6
The shawl continued to grow. As it reached a point in which the feeling of completeness ever so slightly began to enter my heart, I realized that it was far lighter than I had anticipated. It needed a little weight to warm a cold lap or shoulders during treating. It needed to look more finished.
I decided to crochet a ruffle. The ruffle added weight and a sense of prettiness without an overpowering girly look. I was pleased. The ruffle was created with three rows of double crochet and one row of single crochet. Approximately twenty inches from the finish, I ran out of yarn.
I considered sending a message to Rachel to accept her kind offer as well, but just couldn’t do it. I was overwhelmed by kindness extended and frustrated and ready to finish the shawl. I headed back over to see Carol. I found a skein of Silver Thaw in a different, yet similar, color way. I took a chance and purchased the yarn. Can you see the difference? I think it is fine, if not perfect, and that is okay. The shawl is finished.