Archive for December, 2011

Shawl Wearing

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

This was last week’s shawl (Ene’s Scarf):

Me

Me

and then today I wore Ulmus:

Me

Besides wearing shawls, I am knitting away on another super secret shawl project, taking care of the horses, and not even thinking about Christmas (part of my no stress holiday plan).

Shakespeare in Lace: MacBeth Shawl

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Finally I can reveal the large shawl that I test knit over the summer and fall! The MacBeth Shawl is the December shipment of the Shakespeare in Lace Club. It is currently only available to club members, but will be available to anyone in March of next year.

MacBeth Shawl

MacBeth Shawl

MacBeth Shawl

MacBeth Shawl

MacBeth Shawl

Pattern: MacBeth Shawl by Anne Podlesak
Yarn: Wooly Wonka Fibers Euphrosyne Lace in colorway Scottish Heather, 1250 yards.
Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm) circulars
Notes: This is only my second square shawl which is surprising since I like this construction method so much. The finished product is an enormous piece of the most gorgeous fabric! Folded in half into a triangle it is REALLY warm and cozy.

A Confession

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

I don’t wear my shawls very often. But I am wearing this shawl today and not only is it staying in place nicely, but it is keeping me just as warm as if I had worn a vest or sweater.

Me

Hopefully with this confession I can break out of my rut and WEAR MY SHAWLS more often! I’m just not good at accessorizing or wearing fussy things so it will take lots of practice before it becomes a regular habit.

(Maybe if I take more self portraits I’ll get better at that too.)