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February 2, 2006

shawl collar first look

Ah! Behold my Second Flush of ROMANCE!

Not too long after the initial knitting frenzy of the Curve, the honeymoon was suddenly over.

Yes, I was still in love. But looking at the shape of the collar, mine eyes were darkened and my head began to swim. I made myself do three more pattern repeats to clear it. Nothing. So I put all of us to bed.

For a few days.

Then, refreshed! I read the directions again and pinned it to the neckline.


Yes, it’s unblocked. Yes, it requires some skill in the attachment – have you ever *eased* a piece of flexible fabric into another piece of unyielding fabric? I can do that – god bless there were years of sewing in the day. Sleeves, skirt, gathered and pleated, pockets, and bands. Lapels.

AH. Yes. Those dark days of the dull apprenticeship pay off – Ollie, the Italian tailor who taught me everything she knew about the Mystery of the Lapel would be proud.

Now the shape returns to brilliant and I can’t wait to see it done.

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