A Wooly Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there was to be a wedding.

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Lee’s daughter was getting married on October 5. Lee had a dress to wear–a beautiful emerald green dress.  But, because it was sleeveless, she felt quite sure that she needed something to cover up.  Like many women of a certain age and size, Lee has decided opinions about showing her arms and back in public.  Try as she might, Lee couldn’t find anything in a store that was just right. A cute bolero or shrug or even a beautiful shawl eluded her.  As September approached she was in despair. One day, at The Yarn Spot, Lee was talking about the wedding with Marianne.  “Alas,” said Lee, “whatever shall I wear? I can’t wear that dress without something over it. And I can’t find anything to wear over it.”

Well, Lee did not know it but Marianne is her fairy god-partner.  She offered to knit Lee a shawl of her choosing.  After Lee picked herself up off the floor–having been stunned by the generosity of the offer–she chose the Catoctin shawl and Zen Yarn Garden’s Serenity Silk Single yarn in the Silver Moon colorway.  Two skeins. And Marianne, using her magic needles,  knit and knit and knit some more.

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And lo, the shawl was finished.  And blocked. And delivered in plenty of time for the wedding.  And they all lived happily ever after.  The End

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  • 10/18/13 12:59 RobinM:

    It’s my very favorite sort of story. How could they help but live happily ever after?

    I hope and expect that Lee feels perfectly beautiful every time she wears her shawl.


  • 11/11/13 11:08 Julie:

    It’s a gorgeous shawl! I’d like to knit one myself but I simply have too many WIPs and an Aran sweater planned for the near future.