While on vacation, I called to verify that my sister received the package and I was given wonderful news, my nephew completed his treatment and is cancer free! He will have to be monitored and go in for testing every month for the next year, but the doctors are optimistic. Children are a blessing and so resilient, I'm happy he's made it through this obstacle and pray that he never has to go through it again. And my sister loved her shawl and the afghan and thanked me for sending them to her. I was just happy I was able to do something, even this small thing to bring a little hope and healing to my sister and her family.
|Finished Sidewalk Shawl by Kimberly K. McAlindin|
|Finished Popcorn Granny Squares Afghan|
After much searching, I finally found one on Ravelry, that I thought would be easy to manage, called the Calais Shawl by Judy Marples. Well here is the results:
|Beginning stages of shawl|
|Close-up of beginning of shawl|
|Here it is after blocking. I used Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton|
in a beautiful deep wine color
|Looks slightly pinkish against my blue couch, but it is the same shawl!|
|A closer look!|
Hope everyone had a safe and wonderful 4th of July. I also hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far! I know I am!