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Return of the Shawl of Doom

Two years ago I decided to knit myself a shawl to wear to a friend's wedding. I had a beautiful skein of Debonnaire Yarns Ambrosia Lace, which was 1200m of luxurious casmere, silk and alpaca, and I had fallen in love with the Tiong Bahru shawl by ├ůsa Tricosa.

To cut a long story short it took me months and months because I made the shawl bigger to use as much of the yarn as I could. The final shawl was so massive it got nicknamed The Shawl of Doom.


I loved it though, I actually think it's my favourite thing I've ever knit. The yarn is buttery and warm but light as a feather and the pattern is absolutely gorgeous. I wore it all the time; in winter to keep me squooshy and warm, in summer to keep the sun off...


...but then I lost it. It's gone. Lost forever.
I think I went through all the stages of grief. I definitely spent a long time in the denial phase, searching every drawer, bag, cupboard in my house and big sister's house but I finally landed at acceptance. The …

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