And I'll say it again.....I HAVE THE BEST FRIENDS!!!! Back in September, Doug gave me a lovely birthday present, the promise to knit a Herbert Neibling shawl for me. Doug is first and foremost, one of the nicest people I know, as well as a fantastic lace knitter, but a Neibling is really above and beyond the call of duty. Nevertheless, we picked out a pattern, I gave him some Zephyr silk/wool laceweight in a beautiful sage color, and left him to his work. Last night, he presented me with this.
I didn't have a big enough surface to lay out the shawl, and the color is not quite right in any of the photos, but there is no denying the quality of Doug's work. It's simply and undeniably the most beautiful shawl ever. I'm in awe and completely overcome with such a one of a kind gift. I love you, Doug. Thank you doesn't begin to say it. I'm glad you are my friend --- and felt the same way before the shawl, too! Wheeeee!!