Friday, April 07, 2006


The monkey also had a difficult time sleeping last night, and I ended up sacked out on his floor wrapped in the blankets that everyone gave him when he was born. Thanks a million, assorted relatives! It was really cold last night and the heat was off. So he has been in a grump since he got up, as one is ought to do after waking up at least 5 times. Tired of his wining, I wrapped him in my shawl and we snuggled on the couch for a little PBS. Hurray! That cheered him up immensely. He is still wrapped in the shawl, just running around and looking silly now.
This shawl is something I had wanted for a long time. I learned to knit when I was 5 but have never done a big project before. Mostly hats, doll blankets, scarves, and about a million squares for Warm Up America. Also a bunch of golf club covers of my own blocky design. But this shawl was my first big project for myself. It is knit with this Malwart acrylic faux-mohair on big huge size 17 needles (this is before I learned that there is more to knitting lace than using bigger needles.) It is a little oddly shaped, with knots tied in the ends to take up a little length and add weight to create good drape. Technique and materials-wise it is nothing special. And I love it. And wrapping my little boy in it when he's not feeling great makes me feel wonderful.

1 comment:

Katherine Of It All said...

That is a picture of mother-love. A great story, and the monkey looks very happy.