It's been at least a week since these events happened, so things aren't totally fresh in my mind. Last Monday, I went to Jo-Ann's and got some T-pins for blocking. I blocked out Sierra's shawl that night on my bedroom floor on top of large beach towels. I was able to give it to her on Tuesday, and she loved it. I think that she is wearing it to school today, if it's warm enough so that she doesn't need a sweater.
Anyways, I love the way the Ocean Tide Shawl looks when it's blocked, all fine and ethereal. That's when I decided that I needed to buckle down and finish the Mystic Light shawl.
At that time, I still has around 17 charted rows plus two uncharted rows and then the bind-off left. I procrastinated (big surprise) a bit so that when it became Thursday after school, I still had a hell of a lot of knitting to do.
Six hours of work and a few hours of rest later, the complete Mystic Light shawl lay on my floor, drying with the help of my ceiling fan. I had knit until my hands ached, and then I had knit some more, but I had finished Kierstyn's shawl.
I gave it to her the next morning, wrapped up in a gift bag. She didn't open it in front of me, so I didn't get her first reaction. And she hasn't gotten in contact with me yet, so I still don't know what she thinks about it. I admit, I'm too chicken to text her or walk up to her at school and ask her what she thought of the shawl.
Last night, I started a little project, a headband out of Rowan Lightweight DK. The yarn is kind of a mustard yellow, but I'm thinking that it will work with my hair color and my camp T-shirt (I'm a counselor of sorts at a Girl Scout Camp next week).
Well, today is the last day of school. I'm not sure if I'm going to wear anything that I've knit, but if I do, it will most likely be my Malabrigo Moebius scarf.