situated away from the center of the body or from the point of attachment.
"the distal end of the tibia"
A while back, my professor was doing some research concerning the distal-less gene in butterflies and moths. I must have proofread a paper draft or attended a lecture...but in any event, I learned a new word. (definition above)
About a week and a half ago, I picked up some lovely Létt-Lopi
yarn that I bought last winter at a yarn fire sale. ($1 a ball!) I had three skeins in the same color and dyelot. I also had an idea in mind. My mom wove me a wonderful shawl out of my handspun brown wool yarn several years ago. She wove it on a triangle loom from Hillcreek fiber studio
. I've worn it to death and it is beginning to pill and show its age.
I wanted a handknit version--and I started knitting. Maybe 10 hours later, I had a shawl. It was stunningly fast for me, given the twin lifestyle around here.
Here's the result. I cast on Monday and I bound off on Friday. It was blocked and ready to go by the middle of the weekend, and the pattern practically wrote itself. My lovely tech editor, Donna
, reviewed it at the speed of light.
I present: Distal
-- a shawl for wintertime...#10(6mm) needles, about 327 yards of Aran weight yarn, and only a few hours of knitting...a perfect combination for this time of year. Published on Ravelry yesterday; wore it on my dog walk at 7pm this morning. Knit fast! Stay warm!
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