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!
justcharlotte on Ravelry
to catch up on my knitting after my HS reunion weekend
“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
― Elizabeth Zimmerman