The Edith Shawl is finished! I began it November 29th and finished it February 22nd and so it is my longest project yet. I think that it is also my favorite project. I knit it with our friend Olga in mind the whole time and was able to give it to her on Saturday night. It is very fulfilling to give something away that you have made with your own hands. It is also humbling: What if she doesn't like it? What if she sees all the mistakes? What if she washed it in hot water? (just kidding!)
I made this shawl along with many others at our knitting shop as part of a knit along. We were given the pattern, needles, yarn, and instruction for as long as it took to make it. This was the first time I did this, and I would do it again! It's lots of fun to see how others are progressing each week and it is great to have encouragement and help from experts.
Now that I have finished this shawl, I think that I would like to make another. It was quite difficult for me to get the hang of the lace pattern at first, but with persistence and stitch markers, it became rather easy at the end! Next time I will try a different yarn... one that is a bit smoother. The yarn that was used for this project was thick in some spots and thin in others. I would like to see what the pattern looks like when using a more uniform yarn.
Next up: A Finished Tiny Tea Leaves!