Last week’s UFO Thursday resulted in my finishing the Aestlight Shawl that had been lingering on the needles far too long.
Designer: The Shetland Trader
Yarn: KnitPicks Stoll Tonal (Gypsy)
Needle: US 6 Addi Lace circular
In both the Little House on the Prairie books and television show Ma, Caroline Ingalls, wears a handknit red shawl. The real shawl is on display at a Little House on the Prairie museum in South Dakota. Apparently Caroline Ingalls was an accomplished knitter in real life and well known for her knitting and crocheting abilities. Some of her articles appeared in a magazine for knitters.
I’ve knit this Aestlight red shawl for a dear friend who loves those Little House on the Prairie books. I hope it keeps her warm as she teaches her two children at home. She is as industrious a woman as Caroline Ingalls and now she can have her very own red hand knit shawl too.
What have I dug out of the UFO pile for today? Well, on this UFO Thursday I will be knitting some matching baby socks for this sweet little baby hat. What do you think? Boy colors? Or girl?