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December 25 2009
March 5 2011
Project info
Reluctant Lovely
Lady's Circular Cape in Shell Pattern by Jane Sowerby
A friend of my Mother's.
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Misti Alpaca Lace Solids
1071 yards in stash
2.55 skeins = 1114.4 yards (1019.0 meters), 127 grams

November 11, 2013
Finally blocked! After nearly three years, I thought it safe to bring this beauty out of hiding.
I believe I’ll gift it to my Mom…. with the caveat that she must keep it for herself, of course.

When a friend of my Mom’s saw my Morbidly Lovely, she decided she must have one just like it. My dear, wonderful Mother (not being a knitter herself) told her I would gladly make it for her (Oh, AND buy the yarn for it too) completely free of charge (did I mention she’s not a knitter herself?).
I was, somehow (I can’t even begin to imagine how thinking back on it now) talked into buying the yarn (to make matters worse, the stuff I had originally planned to use to make this shawl for myself) and starting the project. However, the further I got on the pattern, the more upset I got about having been forced to knit something so time consuming and relatively elaborate for someone I barely even know. Or anyone, really.
Anyway, I am presently dragging my feet about this project in the hope that I never see this woman again and that my Mother resigns herself to the fact that she’ll simply have to disappoint her friend.
I’m keeping this one for myself!

December 31, 2010
Almost exactly a year later, I’m working on this again. Maybe I’ll finish it before the cold weather is gone.

March 8, 2011
I’m so glad to be done with this thing that it might be a few months more before I get around to blocking it.

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December 25 2009
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  • Project created: December 25, 2009
  • Finished: March 5, 2011
  • Updated: June 19, 2014
  • Progress updates: 7 updates