Several months ago, I was working on this Invisibility Shawl. Jade Sapphire 100% Mongolian Cashmere, baby.
I continued to work on it off and on and stored it in a big wooden Amish chest. The last time I put it in the chest, a small corner of it must have been left poking out. Enter two curious beagle puppies.
They pulled and they tugged and they liberated that stole. The result was too tragic to photograph for you. I could frog some of it. The rest went right into the trash.
This is the second When Worlds Collide: Puppies v. Knitting incident. Both were my fault. But no worries, it gave me the excuse to bag the Invisiblity Shawl, of which I had become a little tired. It's a nice, mindless pattern but this was my second one. Basta!
And on to the phoenix rising from the ashes.
Those are not moth holes or puppy holes! Those are cherry blossoms beginning to drift in the breeze. The holes will become more and more dense until there is a blossom frenzy. The design is Hanami by Melanie Gibbons.
I am only knitting the cherry blossom section of the stole because that is what interests me. I'm making a scarf, not a stole - primarily because this is a trial run for the Jade Sapphire laceweight cashmere. If I do make a stole, it will be light pink, like cherry blossoms are.