Thursday, June 11, 2015

Almost Finished with My Knitted Shawl and Ideas for Paying It Forward

Almost there.

This is spread out right now with a number 6 Addie Turbo lace circular 32 in. on a Queen size bed. 

Well, good evening!

This has been one of the busiest weeks. I'm in a forensics examiner class which has been pretty intense this week. However, I have been learning so much I hope will help expand my role as a practitioner and help sexual assault victims. 

On the stitching front, I made much progress and almost near the end to bind off now.

This is the remainder of the third skein and when completed will be 660 yards of a shawl
I cast on in April after shopping at Looped Yarnworks in Washington, DC. I hope to be casting off by the end of the weekend.

This one will definitely be blocked after a good, gentle hand wash and then loved in all it's sweetness on cool Summer evenings in the mountains.

I put a ribbon with some sweet, gold roses at the center of the lower back. The ribbon lace is actually a coral pink, but showing a totally different cast of color with my I pad phone camera here. The shawl is actually more of a coral pink but the camera today is pulling out more of the purple blue tone.

I've read much about prayer shawls and this very well could be one as I have prayed much through the making of it. 

The thought crossed my mind that wouldn't it be very helpful if there were comfort shawls available for sexual assault victims at a rape crisis center?  This is something I'm thinking about for paying it forward in the community. Has anyone heard of this charity kind of work at a rape crisis center in your area or others?

Well, back to reading forensics research studies and preparing papers for tomorrow.

Stay safe, happy and most of all.......healthy, my friends!



  1. It's a beautiful shawl ! Will you share the Pattern ?

  2. Dearest Jennifer,
    Hope your Forensic study goes well and your knitting is so perfectly even done. Love the color and the sweet little ribbon & roses detail.
    Sending you hugs and blessings,


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