When I started this shawl dinosaurs still roamed the earth.
Then it stayed in hybernation for the whole of the last Ice Age.
Naturally though once I got it out from the bottom of the basket it got finished really quickly (why does that always happen?)
And it's not because I don't like the pattern, I do. I still do... it's just that me and this pattern just didn't get along. I was a cuddly herbivor apatosaurus and the pattern was a bit of a grumpy t-rex. We weren't meant to be together. I just couldn't memorise the thing, didn't make sense, I was counting stitches EVERY line and that gets tedious after a while, I tell you. T-rex 1 - apatosaurus 0.
Then I fretted about not having enough yarn so I started striping the garter stitch only to have LOADS of yarn left over at the end. Of course. T-rex 2 - apatosaurus 0.
And during a senior moment I knitted a purl row, for reasons totally unknown to humankind, in the middle of the main part; can you see it? I CAN!!!
The technical details are few and far between. I've lost all the yarn bands, all I know that the border was knitted with a hand dyed yarn bought at Loop and the other one is alpaca. And who knows what size needles....