Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 4: Where Is It Now?

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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!


  1. I hate it when you knit stuff and then post it, never to hear if it has even been received. It's just plain rude, especially when the mail service in the UK is so poor. I worry about my poor knits being lost down the back of a sorting desk.

    I can't believe the recipient wasn't straight on the internet emailing thanks, praise and promising eternal worship if future knits were sent her way. The shawl is gorgeous.

  2. Thanks - I did leave MJ a voice mail and she did call - shawl was received and not at the bottom of the Pacific - thank goodness.

    I know she was busy - but a quick email might have curbed my fears. I loved the shawl and it was so much work - we will post a pic of her wearing it once she sends one - but we won't hold our breath waiting for the pic!!!!

  3. That is a beautiful shawl. I'm very glad to hear it made it to its destination