I did it! I actually finished a project, I think it's probably my first one in over a year. I just shudder to think of my stash of yarn being so neglected. I LOVE how it turned out. I know I know, I'm a little behind the Clapotis bandwagon but better late then never. Unfortunately, it will probably be stashed away in my closet to await fall but I'm just satisfied that the darn thing is finished.
If you notice, the pictures are extra fancy, not my typical norm. I went to my girlfriends for a play date and asked her to just take a couple casual shots of the shawl in front of a tree or something. I should have known better, she of course put together her makeshift photography studio complete with professional lights and all. I felt like I was in a glamor shot until I looked at the photos and began to realize how unglamorous I've been looking these days. I think the last year of stress, living in a hot and dry climate, and probably a couple too many cigarettes have done a number on my face. Let me tell you, a billion dollar camera does not lie and it showed every little line and imperfection, thank goodness for photoshop. It made me really contemplate things. I'm pushing 37, that's closer to 40 then 30 and although I still feel like a teenager in my head most of the time, my body does not feel the same way. Aging is a hard thing to do gracefully, when your face doesn't match your mind and next thing you know you're looking at a whole boatload of crows feet that even a double shot of botox won't fix. Don't get me wrong, I'm ok with aging to a certain extent but I'm also scared to death. Time just flies by and sometimes I feel like I'm just waiting to get there but I'm not sure where that place is. So I guess it's time to learn how to use photoshop better and just embrace the fact that I'm not a spring chicken anymore.
Yarn: Brooks Farm Four Play
Needles: Turbo Addis US size 8
Modifications: None that I know of but I will say that I blocked the heck out of this thing. I wanted a more traditional rectangle shawl and wanted to open up the dropped stitches. It blocked beautifully and drapes amazing.