I sent oldest daughter a picture of some yarn - yummy Madelinetosh Pashmina, wool, cashmere and silk, in gorgeous shades of teal - asking if she'd like a scarf. She said 'no'. . . .
She'd rather have a shawl. I quickly emailed some links - before she could change her mind - and started work that night on her new wrap, using my favorite pattern.
Can you tell I'm just a little bit happy about converted Rach to the shawl side? (Hey, current fashion may have had something to do with it, but I'm still taking credit. It's a
I also finished a set of fingerless mitts - finished, I might add, on the day the temps hit 90+ in November. Timing is everything, right?
These are made with Pagewood Farm's 'Tundra', 165-yards of camel and silk lusciousness that I spotted at Loop and Leaf and had to have.
I made up this pattern as I went along, including the between-finger connections that should keep these from sliding off my hands.
I was trying to use up all 165 yards, without running out before I finished. I needn't have worried about the running out part - I still had 20 of the 50 grams when these were done.
I'm thinking maybe another pair of mitts . . . without the wrist ribbing . . . long and lacy . . . maybe Tunisian . . . Stay tuned. . . .