This year we have a lot of ‘special’ birthdays in the family, and for one, I really wanted a shawl. It’s several years since I heard the expression ‘ a shawl is a knitted hug’ and it’s so true. Wrapped in a shawl that someone has made for you, it’s so easy to understand the expression. They don’t have to be thick and ‘old lady’, and I hope that this Leadlight shawl will provide hugs for the birthday girl for a long time to come. After a trying few months, she really deserves a load of hugs and a very happy birthday.