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  • It’s so pretty! It looks just like a waterfall…

  • This is gorgeous, and I think I like it better in the heavier yarn!

  • Beautiful scarf – love the color, the flow/movement of the pattern!

  • You married someone from middle/high school?! Wow. I don’t think I realized you were a Nashville native. Did you attend different colleges? Also, what grades are your boys in? This year and last may be the only years my girls (4 years apart) attend the same school . . .
    And the Cascata, she is lovely!

  • Blocking is magical. Now you just need something sexier than a T-shirt to wear with this gorgeous scarf, and the magic will be complete.

  • That shawl is GORGEOUS.
    Also, I heart the Problem Ladies. Brave of Kay, to take one for the team like that.

  • Very Beautiful – well done!!!

  • My husband and I met in the eighth grade but went to different high schools – boys only/girls only. We met again in college and dated for three years before getting married thirty-seven years ago. It seems as if we have always known each other. Sometimes that’s a good thing and other times….well…maybe not so good! LOL

  • My mother graduated from the same school as the four of us kids, and worked there for all of my junior- and senior-high years. I don’t know if she was nostalgic about it, but I know I would have been. We live out of state now, but whenever we are “home” and I get to drive by, those nostalgic feelings are almost uncontrollable. Enjoy them – that’s what memories are for. And I LOVE Cascata!

  • Find AN UNfinished project and finish it??? For me, that is a tall order! Sometimes it seems that I have nothing BUT unfinished projects!
    It is beautiful, however. Makes me think about starting another shawl……..

  • That. Is. Gorgeous.

  • Ann–this is my favorite Twist issue so far, too. Thanks! And, your cascata is beeyouteefull! xo

  • Thanks for the encouragement. I started a Cascata thanks to your original post. It’s going very slowly (I’m past the first decrease!) but I’ll keep plugging away and hope mine is as pretty as yours.

  • What a joy to pop in here while procrastinating about actual work and see a lovely scarf AND get sucked down the rabbit hole of a whole new Twist edition!
    And words of encouragement for the knitter who fears finer yarns because she always has to go down needle sizes to get gauge. If you are knitting to gauge, you will knit the *same* number of stitches regardless of the needle size. 20 sts x 28 rows = 560 sts whether on toothpicks or treetrunks!

  • LOVE your scarf(?) but I am really digging your blocking pad — where did you get it?

  • Love the scarf, the drifting colors and the waves. Both versions, your and the one in Twist are beautiful.
    I grew up around the block from my husband. We went to the same three schools. We met and started dating when I was a jr in high school, he was in college. Married when I finished college. Married 39 years. We moved away just out of college, but going home is easy. All holidays in one place–maybe not exciting, but easy to plan.
    I so enjoy reading about the adventures of Ann and Kay!

  • “Nothing is unfixable” is one of my favorite things about knitting!

  • Beautiful FO! Now all the other chairs will want their own capelets…

  • That’s just lovely! I’ve told myself that I’m going to try to wipe the slate clean of UFOs before the first of the year (which doesn’t bode well for any new holiday knitting). I have a host of them to choose from….

  • Excellent rallying cry. Why, may I ask, is all but the neckband and minimal seaming all there has been left to do on my Erika Knight deep-v sweater for the past two years? Why?

  • Love this post, Ann. What about the smells, were they the same, too? And the auditorium at the school- I love to see plays there because it’s like Everyman’s auditorium.
    Let’s go for a nabe walk soon.

  • Mechanical drawing is surely a prerequisite for designing knitwear yes?
    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous aqua thingy.

  • I, too, took mechanical drawing while avoiding math. It pretty much worked. Pretty much. And speaking of pretty… that shawl! Just lovely. So like water. And I’ll bet it looks FAB over a t-shirt!

  • I posted to your son’s FB page that there was no need for him to feel like the new guy because there was enough DNA in that building from all of us that all he had to do was rub up against a wall and he’d be set.
    For those of you who don’t know: I went to the same school, a few years ahead, and then married a classmate, Ann’s brother.

  • Ann, I must absolutely d’aaww at the school-sweetheart-ness of you and Hubbo! And lovely shawl as well. Ann, I must absolutely d’aaww at the school-sweetheart-ness of you and Hubbo! And lovely shawl as well. <3

  • That is really gorgeous! I love the color of the scarf/stole thingy.
    And lovely reading about your nostalgia. It was sweet.

  • Really lovely!

  • I have a sweater that I started 3 years ago with one sleeve left to go that has been on my mind. I’m planning to finish it this year!!! Your shawlette is fantastic – just beautiful – love the color! Thanks for the Twist Collective link. What an amazing online magazine. The pictures are so gorgeous.

  • I am big on the UFO finishing this summer! Just finished a tank top I started last summer (put it away when I lost my annotated directions, but it wasn’t so hard to re-construct), and now working on last spring’s socks. Very satisfying.
    Yours is so lovely!

  • very lovely. thanks for posting it.

  • The shawlette/thingy is beautiful!

  • I love that blocking block / pad. Would you please identify the manufacturer and or a retail outlet that carries it?