I've finished my present to the artist who did my tattoo*. I'll give it to her when I go back to have it touched up in three weeks or so. I don't know what is an appropriate gift to give a tattoo artist, but I have decided that one piece of art deserves another. I may not be able to draw, but I can take string, two sticks, a pattern, and time and make something beautiful.
I've knit three of these scarves, and I never cease to be amazed at how different it looks after it's been blocked. Before it's blocked, it's a wadded-up, curly mess. After, it's flat and drapey and gorgeous. I blocked it to be 60" x 10".
Now I need to contemplate another pleasant thought: What knitting will I take on vacation?
* Someone asked me about the size and placement of my tattoo. I haven't taken another picture of it since it's not gorgeous as it heals, but it measures 3.5" long and just over 3" wide. The top of the tallest petal is about 1.5" from the point where my wrist meets my hand. I love it and have spent most of the past week attempting to convince people that I am, indeed, a badass. I have had no luck with this.