For this flashback, let’s go back to a post written in October 2013, called At least something got done around here. The title refers to my having finally finished the Viajante Shawl, designed by Martina Behm, and the post has lots of photos of the finished project.
I realise now that I wrote this post just two weeks after starting my Executive MBA programme (as a student). How long ago that seems now. Since then, I have finished the degree, become a faculty member at the business school, and spent a few years running the MBA programme. But this post takes me back to that time when I had just become an empty-nester, and when I was thinking about all of the studying that I should have been doing while writing a post instead! (Shh! Don’t tell my students!)
The Viajante Shawl is lovely, but has a strange shape and can be difficult to wear. This led to some fairly funny photos:
The shawl took a long time to knit, and I wrote quite a few posts about it at the time. You may want to check out this one, which is about winding all of that yarn by hand while on holiday in Lebanon, or this one, which shows Emma posing in the shawl on holiday in Sicily. Emma wears it with much more style than I ever could, so I gave the shawl to her. Unfortunately, it’s now in the bottom of a drawer waiting for me to mend a hole.
Best wishes to all. I hope that you are enjoying these blasts from the past. Let me know if you are tiring of them. Keep well!