How absolutely beautiful your replacement came out!
As for the ruination created by the dry cleaner, there are no words to express my sadness at the loss of an heirloom like that.
But how marvelous that you were able to contribute to their tradition of hand-knitted love to pass down through the generations!
All Needful Things
"Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises." Except carpal tunnel.
- Elizabeth Zimmermann