More snow, but just a flake at a time! I’ve been knitting on my snowflakes a bit here and there, with a somewhat stealth project in between.
This flake was a little more fun to do because there was a lot going on. My hexies are smaller than they are supposed to be, so this may end up a scarf!
I am finding quite a few errors in the pattern, and no errata published. I contacted them and asked about a particularly problematic omission and received information — with another error. Okay, it is a tricky pattern and not a lot of people have made it. However, there are lot of mistakes, so be forewarned. Many of the errors will become fixable once you are familiar with the pattern. But if you like your numbers “clean,” this may not be the pattern for you! If you decide to forge ahead, make a copy of the pattern and take notes as you go. Most of the snowflakes are made twice, so the second one should be easier.
Wrapped in Care
I’d like to put in another plug for the Wrapped in Care Project. We are still receiving shawls from around the country and closer to home, as well. My Thursday knitting peeps continue to dazzle me with their generosity! Here is a recent donation from Cathy, an Alix’s Prayer Shawl:
I took the liberty of sending a shawl directly to someone who shared her story in our company newsletter. She knew from tests during her pregnancy that her baby would not survive. In cases like that, the baby still must be carried to full term. She knew her growing pregnancy would prompt questions and caring comments, and she did not want to have to explain her story to everyone who said, “When are you due?” So, she enlisted the help of her co-workers to get the word out. Her co-workers also hosted a baby shower and gave her keepstakes of the baby and items to help preserve memories (like a kit to make a plaster handprint of the baby). Her baby died in utero one week before the due date.
Most women don’t have that kind of preparation time and go into their childbirth with hope and joy. The shawls cannot lessen the pain but at least can show support and caring from an anonymous friend. We have had close to 50 shawls donated so far. Thank you for all of your efforts!!