Thanks Aims! And thanks for the high praise Joanne! I love the Bay of Fundy region, so awe-inspiring and beautiful. That shawl will be posted to Ravelry asap!
I’ve been working on a new design for a few weeks now, and I think I’ve finally nailed it. Designing is a long process, with countless test knits, chart updates, and fiber tests, but it’s also very gratifying when you finally get there. This is my latest piece, designed to be knit both as a shawl and a generous wrap.
The yellow and blue ones are prototypes, but I wasn’t happy with the side panels (see how it’s kinda ragged at the bottom corners of the yellow one?) and the blue one has a different border entirely that just wasn’t working out for me. The blue one also has the drawback of coming from a 420 yard skein, and a little math told me it would not yield a shawl that was long enough for me.
This pink one is Tanis Fiber Arts, Silver Lable Mulberry Silk in a colour called ‘Papaya’. I am normally a blue-green person all the way, but this is the colour of the hour for me. The silver label base is luxurious, and happily, it comes in a 500 yard skein. It’s hot, and tropical, saturated and shiny, and you can imagine how welcome that is when the view outside at the moment looks like this:
I’m working away on the sample knit, and dreaming of summer while I’m at it :) More details as soon as it’s done!
Psst, my Etsy sale is still on, head on over to check out my floral resin jewellery!
OK I’m a person who never even imagined would own a shawl. Then I saw your Bay of Fundy shawl and fell in love instantly. Couldn’t get the supplies yet so I started another project from Ravelry while I shopped around for the right yarn for Fundy. Now I just saw the lace shawl and, well, a lady can never have too many shawl right? Looking forward to seeing more info on the new project. It is gorgeous. (BTW, I live in South east New Brunswick, just an hour away from the Bay of Fundy and think that the colours you chose for the Fundy shawl are spot-on. I would see those shades whenever I’d take the ferry to Grand Manan).
Love your work
Your lace shawl is lovely. Is the pattern available?Karen
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Beautiful design, I simply love it!
Wow! It is quite beautiful….looking forward to when the pattern is available.
Very beautiful….you should make a killing on this. I will ask early if it will be alright to plug on my Pinterest pages (ViolaBow) when released? Some of the nicest lace I have seen and great yarn choice also.
That’s my favourite colour to begin with – it goes great with red hair! :0) Your tests show amazing results – things a lot of people would never even notice – or even care about! Impressive Shireen!