Monday, March 31, 2008

My Cosy New Shawl

I had a hard time getting to sleep, at the yarn shop sleepover after Abby's class. My sleeping bag was musty from storage, someone was snoring, and I was wound up. Finally I got up and put my regular lavender-scented nighttime lotion on, and draped my new shawl over my face. It was soft and warm and comforting, and as I drifted off to sleep I decided that I liked it very much.
Beaded edge. I was planning a wide knitted border, and tried a few, but the shawl preferred this simple but elegant edge. Verity threaded the beads on the yarn for me, and I did a simple crochet chain/ single crochet border.
Forgive my perpetually tousled curls.

Spindle-spun merino-silk 2 ply,
woven in a 2/2 twill on my triloom


Carissa said...

Just beautiful!

cyndy said...

Looks wonderful! The 2/2 twill gives very interesting texture to it, and the beaded edge is perfect!

fiberjoy said...

A beaded edge - what a great idea.

Theresa said...

beautiful shawl and I am enjoying seeing the different wools you are spinning and your baby faces that just need to be kissed all over! :o)

Denise said...

Love the shawl, totally. And your locks, so beautiful.