Here is my latest ( and I rather suspect my last ) Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl. It's a rubbish day for photos, so please forgive me.
I consider myself to be very fortunate in life. I need for nothing. OK, there are a few thing I might like that I don't have, but I need for nothing. If I want water, for example, I turn on my tap. I don't live in a war zone, I have been able to educate my children safely. If I'm hungry, I can eat.
I have a huge admiration for organisations such as Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) who do so much for those far less fortunate then we are, and so shortly after I knit Day last year I asked Natalie could I knit a FCS as a fundraser for MsF.
Natalie told me she had PLANS afoot, and sent me a skein of her gorgeous Machair laceweight. I am sorry to say it took me ages to get my act together and cast on. I swatched - yes, I know, shocking isn't it - and decided on a 3.5mm needle.
I also had to resort to circulars. My knitpick options were well up to the job, and with the help of enough dental floss to circumnavigate the globe, here is a FCS all ready to be p/hopped. ( Edited here to add a link to the p/hop blog )
There are 12 extra pattern repeats, and also 12 border rows.
Good night, John Boy
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