Oh Chicken Feathers! I really screwed up!
I went to great lengths to purchase the Lady of the Forest Shawl pattern. And to greater lengths to buy expensive, Noro Silk Garden Lite, (DK weight), yarn for it.
The button is a filigree, and 2 1/2" long, 1 1/2" tall. Copper finish on pewter. The peaches and leaves are enameled. It is a beauty I think. I bought it on my birthday last month. And then, I lost it.
YES, I LOST IT!
I tore this entire house apart, looking at the dog, and Dennis with a jaded eye. I knew one of them had done it.
I was really heartbroken. I couldn't replace it.
In the meantime, I started the Forest Shawl 3 different times. The first time, it looked way too small. 1/2 the size it should have been. Scratch out 3 days of knitting.
Second time out, I used a larger knitting needle with the DK yarn. and went with that. It was still small looking. But, I decided to knit away.
I wasn't liking what I was seeing. I could see that this wasn't going to be wearable. AND, (drum roll please), here it is. YUCK!
What sealed the deal for a trip to the Frog Pond, was the fact that I found the button tucked in with my Addi Turbos. No way was I going to put that beautiful button on the CLOWN OF THE FOREST shawl.
So a trip to the FROG POND was destiny. In the meantime, I had to travel to Coquille and drug out some ho hum very old Noro Kureopatora worsted. Just brown, gray and some cream in the variegate. Boring, boring. I grabbed the #11 needles and went to the DR with Dennis.
The yarn is boring but a better weight. It has lots of straw left in it. The yarn feels dry,(very old yarn). And so I began again.
I forgot to take some contrasting yarn. So I did a knitted on Cast on. YUCK! I frogged that too. So, I am home, with my button, wondering if the Lady of the Forest just isn't for me!