taming the teenager

My Lorelai Shawl (named "Rory" on Ravelry because that's more 'me') is slowly taking shape.  I've decided to go for it, and fix my mistakes along the way.   The arrowhead pattern goes two stitches askew in the navy section, I have a mistake on the second half of the yellow band.  I am sure it will be lovely when it's done and only I will see the mistakes (unless the designer happens to stop by while I'm wearing it - she lives on the west coast so I find that highly unlikely).  I do love the pattern, and the colours, and look forward to wearing it with a tee and my jean jacket this spring.  Much like parenting, I'm letting go of the little mistakes so I can enjoy the process and the product.


  1. yes, like parenting - fix the big mistakes, let the little ones go.
    Lovely job on your shawl. so cheerful!

  2. In many cultures, artisans will add imperfections to their work on purpose to honour and respect God, so think of your little imperfections as 'honour stitches' xx

    1. great way to think of mistakes - like a fingerprint that makes it unique!

  3. your shawl is beautiful already, and I bet you won't even be able to see the mistake when you're done and it's blocked, unless you look reeeeeaallllyyy closely. it's going to be great!


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