I think we have a winner in the shawl to go with the wine colored dress contest. I think this South Bay Shawlette will be the perfect pick. Although I like the other shawl I made better, this one is definitely more Autumnish. I think it will be perfect for a November wedding. The other shawl will be a gift to my friend Lynda in North Carolina for Christmas. It will be perfect for her. I played a bit of yarn chicken with this shawl as all I had left at the end of my last row were a few yards of this yarn. Speaking of this yarn it is from The Verdant Gryphon, it is Traveller, in the colorway Mag Mell. This was gift yarn to me a while back and I think it made the perfect project. I used 560 yards and a size I hook to make this beautiful shawl. It will be fun to wear and hopefully make my very plain dress a bit more festive,
In other yarn news I have a bit of a confession. Last weekend I was feeling very sorry for myself. I know not a great quality but I am being honest here. I was supposed to be in New Orleans with my sister and BIL, but frankly it was way too expensive to go. I have a son in college and Christmas is coming, plus I missed many days of work when good ole Hurricane Irma came through town and knocked lots of my patients out of power. If I don't work I don't get paid, that is the big bummer of being a contract employee. Last weekend was also the New York Sheep and Wool Festival, now I know Claudia was in New Orleans so I would not be going anyway but still in my dreams I would be there. Then this weekend is the Fiber Festival in Asheville, NC. very close to where my buddy Lynda lives. We always think about going but again this year I had a conflict with an appointment for Little Buddy I could not miss. The joke is on me because that got canceled today by the doctor. So here I am feeling all sad and such, I know I am a bit of a head case, so I decided to go to my LYS anniversary sale. I sort of forced myself to go. It is a bit of a drive from my house and we had just gone to the farm with Little B. I was tired from my massive migraine the day before that was so bad I could not even drive Little B to school. Wah, wah, wah, are you sick of me yet? I drove to the sale after the farm and bought this yarn. I had a good idea for the Queensland Collection Sunshine Coast yarn but not the beautiful sunflower colored yarn. I have been trying to get my stash down to a manageable level, I am under 30,000 yards even with this purchase, but I need to be better. Is it even right to feel guilty about yarn? Anyway, that is why this yarn has entered my home. Yarn will always be my weakness. Still beautiful yarn on sale is never a waste is it?
I thought the Queensland yarn would make a beautiful shawl for the other dress I bought for the wedding. It picks up the beige of the pattern but is not overwhelming in any way. Who knows I just might wear this dress instead. I better get hopping on this new shawl if I hope to get it done.
I am hoping you all have had a wonderful week and get some rest on the weekend ahead.