Today I finished another shawl. I'm pleased to have these two shawls made and looking forward to gifting them. The last four years some very special women in my life have had cancer - these two shawls are a celebratory gift to two of these women who have recently finished their treatments.
I'm hoping they will keep them just a little warmer and cozier this winter and that they will feel wrapped in love and healing thoughts each time they use them.
This last one I finished binding off with just this much to spare! And, during those last tense moments, when I thought I might run out, I wondered why on earth I hadn't just done one less row to be sure I would have enough yarn to finish. I've made a mental note to remind myself next time but feel free to remind me because I'm sure to forget (I've done the same thing before).
I did make sure that I used a bigger needle to bind off rather than trusting myself to bind off loosely - it makes the shawl lay so much nicer if it is not bound off too tightly.
I really love this shawl and have one on the go for myself as well (using odds and sods of wool). It is a simple but pretty shawl (free download Herb Garden shawl on Ravelry) and I especially love the rounded bottom instead of a pointy one. If you've never used a shawl I highly recommend them - there really is a reason why women have used them for centuries. They're Just Right for a little added warmth and comfort (and Perfect if you like to sit up and read in bed).
E has been wanting to try fudge for ages and so we decided to make a very simple recipe that I used to make when I was younger.
Not health food for sure but a delicious treat all the same (we used 2 cups of chocolate chips and 1 cup of butterscotch chips).
And since teens don't get the concept of Christmas baking being for Christmas...another batch of brown sugar buttons to replace the one that was