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As part of the Fresh Purls 11 in '11 Stashdown Karen decided to make the Snowdrop and Snap Peas shawl by Kirsten Kapur. She took a dive into her stash and came up with six skeins of Rowan's Cotton Glace in a very pretty pale green color. The yarn had been in her stash since May 2008 – fully qualifying it for Stashdown 2011. And given the shade of green, fiber type, and weight of yarn Karen decided to gift the shawl to her cousin Mary Jo (MJ), who lives in Hawaii.
She started the shawl on February 9 and finished it on March 17. It was blocked and sent off to MJ. Everyone who saw it can attest that the final product was beautiful (and congrats to Karen who hadn't done any lace work until last summer when she knit Panache!). The shawl was packed and sent to Hawaii after blocking (Becky offered to hand deliver, but it seems she's needed in the shop more than as a courier).
No word from MJ yet on her thoughts of the shawl but we know it was received because Karen followed the package's trip across the country with the tracking number and saw that it had been delivered. Hopefully Karen will hear from her soon!