At last finished and blocked for my dear friend Paula who is here for a very brief visit. I wanted something very special for her to remember our 50th class reunion so I knit a shawl. I used cobweb lace weight merino and alpaca blend from Elan. I used #6 needles from Signature with the sharpest points you can imagine, short ones( 7") I chose however they come longer. I have nothing to do with this company but enjoy the fantastic needles. Those sharp points made it oh so much easier. I now have to have more for some more lace scarves.
A bit about Paula, she was an exchange student when I was a high school senior 50 years ago. We lost each other for many years and now thanks to the internet I have found her. She lives part of the year in Finland and the other in Spain. She attended the Iowa reunion while I did the lodge in Minnesota with my knitting friends. Then the special part she stopped to visit me on her return home. We are having a grand time and I gave her this present. After she leaves tomorrow I shall do some pictures of the lovely knitting gifts she brought to me. Now I must go and be a good hostess when she awakes from her siesta.