The shawl is no longer with us.
I thought about trying to fix it, but this is not the first problem I've had with breakage in this particular yarn. In fact, the current ball was actually wound into a ball instead of using the swift and ball winder because it's the only yarn I've had that broke repeatedly when wound with the swift. So, since the shawl was intended to be a gift and I would just be freaked out all the time that the yarn would keep breaking and popping holes all over the place, I decided to cut my losses and move on.
Being of thick, wonderfully soft yarn, the balaclava got a lot of attention yesterday,
Elann's Limited Edition Rossini and I adore this stuff. It's unbelievably soft, and I'm actually sorry that I have now used up the first of the three balls I own. Knitting World, please go buy up the rest of their stock so I will not be tempted by it. Literally, I want to live in this yarn. Do you think anyone ever knits pajamas???
There was also a new sweater started yesterday,