What else would you call something that has put your through so much, tested your patience, and taught you so many things?
Other than “children” that is.
This shawl. I’ve written about it many times. Up to the very last minute, I was still fixing things as I went. Time after time I would have to fix a missed yarn over a couple of rows back. I even had to move a yarn over over. I wonder if only knitters will understand the difference between these two pictures.
In the end, a few days after Christmas, I was able to finally give my mother the shawl we planned together so many years ago. I cannot express how happy I am to have this thing off my needles.
Even after years of work, in February of this year, it was only this long.
You’ve come a long way, baby.