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Friday, October 28, 2016

A Square Shawl

I stole photos from my Instagram today, because I've been really bad about remembering to take pictures this week. This is my own personal failing, and I will endeavor to be better about taking pictures going forward. Truthfully, there's not really a whole lot to photograph here. This is a square shawl, in garter stitch, and it's at the point where no matter how much I knit on it, it'd not going to look too different yet.

When people I love aren't doing well, I knit for them. It's about the only thing I know how to do-my words feel wooden and insincere, and I don't really know how to offer comfort. But I can knit. This shawl is for someone I'm very close to, and that's all I'm really going to say for now.

So I knit. I wanted something big and comforting-a light blanket, a cozy shawl, or a thick scarf. Something that could be whatever this person needs it to be at the moment. Right now the sides of the square are about half as long as they need to be, which means the body is about a third of the way done. Some quick and dirty math says that I've knit about 11,840 stitches so far, with about 25,680 to go before I can start the border-fortunately, this is the only thing I'm working on right now, and hopefully I'll be able to get through a bunch of the body over the weekend.

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