After knitting the Wool Peddler's Shawl in aqua I launched right into another Wool Peddler's Shawl in the bright raspberry color. I was operating under the incorrect assumption that I was working with the same yarn, but when it began to be clear that this shawl would take more than 6 skeins I made a trip to the shop in Morton. The Sublime in the DK weight and in the Aran weight were interspersed on the shelves and the labels are very similar. Even the owner was not aware that the yarn weights were different. Comparing the two shawls, the raspberry one did seem a bit heavier. I bought two more skeins of the Aran weight and still had to eliminate one of the lace repeats.
After blocking the shawl I left in folded within sight of my knitting chair. I didn't know who it was for but it didn't seem to be for me. Friday I received a call from a friend who lives a distance away. She wanted to tell me on the phone, not via email, that her breast cancer had returned and she will probably have a double mastectomy. When she told me that she had waited 10 days since her diagnosis to tell people, I realized that was almost the exact time I finished making the shawl. Coincidence? No, God-instance! This shawl will soon be on its way in the mail to a dear friend.