Chicago, IL–An unfinished lace shawl has survived a terrifying encounter with uncooked oatmeal and is resting comfortably says the shawl's creator, Franklin Habit. Habit, a resident of the north side, was present when the unusual combination of uncooked oats and silk-cashmere laceweight yarn caused an explosion on board a Red Line subway car during the morning commute.
Neither Habit nor the other passengers were injured, though they all looked pretty funny.
Doing Fine. The exploding shawl at home in Lakeview.
A full recovery is expected. (Reuters/AP)
The shawl was given immediate attention and is now confirmed to be oatmeal-free and unharmed. Reclining on a cushion in Habit's living room during a photo session, it offered words of gratitude and reassurance to all those who had expressed concern for its well being.
"Your good wishes mean so much. I'm feel great, I'm still on schedule for completion, and I'm glad it wasn't a Thermos full of coffee or a juice box," said the shawl.