Another South Bay Shawlette has made its way off my size I hook. I know you are all getting sick of my obsessive shawl making but I can't stop. With all the stress out there in the world I need a simple pattern to make with beautiful yarn moving through my fingers. I had plans for this one. I think it might go with me to the wedding we are attending in November. I had visions of it going with this wine colored dress, giving the dress some pizzazz. I bought this yarn 50% off when a local yarn store was going out of business. Malabrigo Silky Merino in the colorway 866 Arco Iris. I am in love with this yarn, it is gorgeous to look at and gorgeous to hold in your hands. I used all but this wee little bit of four skeins, so about 600 yards. The funny thing is they were all the same dye lot but the third skein had so much green in it. I like the way it looks within the shawl but might not like this in a sweater. It looks like I had a grand plan for this green stripe, I admit I did not.
How do you like it with the dress? Dresses look so horrible on hangers don't they? So flat and not full of life. The yarn has a bit more depth to it then these photos are portraying.
This was also another yarn option for this dress. This yarn was gifted to me and I have two beautiful skeins, about 560 yards in all. I have already started another shawl, really I am obsessed. I have not decided on the winner until this one has been completed. I will keep one shawl and give the other as a gift. See it is a win-win.
My two small rose bushes took a huge hit during Hurricane Irma. They lost every leaf and flower. I cut them way back and crossed my fingers they would grow back. These roses greeted me today. How fun to have them blooming again.
As we experience yet another 92 degree day I have been looking for signs of Fall. This is it, the berries on my holly tree are starting to turn. Although I am frustrated about the heat and humidity I do not have a thing to complain about. My work is done for the week, we are all healthy and relatively happy, and I am safely writing to you from my home that has not been ravaged by hurricanes, floods, earthquakes or fires. I feel for all of you who have been in the path of these horrendous natural events. For those of you in Northern California, I am sending you prayers. I feel a bit like this world of ours has had enough of all that is going on. Like it is sending us a message, get it together people, be there for each other and do not tear each other apart. Care about each other and the state of the world. No more Hate!
I wish you all peace.