Happy Valentine’s Day

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It’s cut flowers and old family photos around here. We’ve had a fairly quiet morning, I did a bunch of cooking in anticipation of tonight’s family members. And I got a bit of knitting done too.

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I finished this highly textured shawl today. It’s out of a skein of yarn I picked up at the Taos Wool Festival 2 years ago. The skein had lots of different yarn bases all dyed with the same colors. There’s mohair, and silk blends, and tweed yarns, and sparkle yarns, and on and on. I really just made up the shawl as I went along, adding texture in stitches as well as the yarn. I’ve had it on the needles forever, not all that interested in finishing. But, now that it’s done, I admit it looks pretty nice, and Miss Butterfly has now claimed it.