Continuing the brown and pink theme, I have an FO to show you that is NOT socks! Friday night I cast off, Saturday I blocked, and Sunday was the photo shoot. Presenting, my second Forest Canopy Shawl:
The "Blowing in the Wind" Artsy Shot:
And a close-up:
Pattern: Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl
Designer: Susan Pierce Lawrence (A great designer who just today debuted her latest shawl pattern. I'll be buying it for sure, her patterns are very well written and attractive)
Started: March 4
Completed: March 30
Yarn: Brown and Pink Fingering Weight Superwash Merino (400 Yards) from Etsy Seller Epicurus (Lazy Perry Ranch),
Needles: 3.75 mm Knitpicks Options (used a 4.0 mm Bryspun DPN to cast off).
Modifications: I knit to 259 stitches before casting off. Blocked shawl measures approximately 28 inches long by 51 inches wide.
On another topic.....last week I had a rather traumatic dental hygiene appointment. I was nervous (I'm a barely recovered dental phobic) because my previous wonderful dental hygienist is no longer working for my dentist, so I knew I was seeing someone different. Well, I ended up with someone who's previous employment was dealing with gum disease, and I think she sees decaying gums in every mouth she looks in. After scaring me by showing me pictures of diseased gums and telling me that was what I had, she talked me into freezing around the one bad tooth so that she could do mega scraping. Ouch! Then the dentist came to do his exam. Well it turns out that the decay is because I have one very badly cracked tooth that cannot be saved. I had experienced some intermittent pain, but thought it was because of my Invisalign treatment. I now have to have the one tooth extracted. I'm thankful that I got in on a cancellation (no point prolonging things), so please think of me tomorrow at 11:40, connected to my IPod for distraction, and being thankful for nitrous oxide!