In between looking for moose and eating an unconscionable amount of ice cream, I finished the "Seaside Shawl" while in Vermont last week. I never got a look at the moose mother and child pair that was frequently seen (by others!) grazing about a mile from downtown Barnard, VT.
But I did finish the shawl..all 800 edge stitches of it. Which I crocheted off in a snappy loop-finish thing. This is saying something, since the last time I crocheted it was to finish off a fuchsia macramé belt that I was making to wear to a Little Feat concert that my brother took me to at Richmond's old Mosque Theatre. (As a little sister, of course it was my goal to keep up with his inner hipness.) Not that my bro wore fuchsia macramé belts or anything -- though his nickname was Freon. He was more the Greek fisherman’s hat and second hand navy coat kind of guy. Bonnie Raitt was doing the intro that night and John Prine showed up to duo with her on "That Song About the Midway."
I hope I infused this shawl with at least a dash of my former hipness...or hippiness. I guess we will find out once the thing blocked.