Our BT Summer of Lace Knitalong has been a great motivator for me to finish up a couple of lace projects that have been laying low in forgotten places for an embarrassing amount of time (cough — years). The brawniest offender was a worsted-weight Permafrost Shawl that I cast on nearly five years ago!     I'm very happy to say that she's finally finished and — thank you, Wool — she looks just as good as she did when we began our journey together. She's tagged along with me through multiple cities and on more moves than I care to mention, taking up final residence on my knitting chair here in Portland... the last place I'd have guessed she'd end up when I cast on that small circle of stitches so many years ago.     That's one of the things I love most about knitting  — the layers of memory and meaning that get stitched in, especially on monumental projects that span so many months, years, faces, and phases.    

Project Specs

Pattern: Permafrost shawl, originally designed and knit for the launch of Loft in 2012 Yarn: Shelter in color "Fossil" — the design took beautifully to a light and woolly worsted-weight Needles: 5 mm (US 8) Skeins Knit: 11; my finished shawl clocked in at about 515 total grams and measures 64" in diameter after blocking     I've loved seeing all the lace that's being knit this summer and am happy to be able to share some of my own knitting as well from the #BTLaceKAL17. Thanks to all of those who have participated!

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