This is LaLa's Simple Shawl and was my last challenge from when Kristina, Nancy and I last visited Kew together. We have decided to use our regular wanderings as a sort of mentoring session to encourage each other on projects or ideas that we are working on or ruminating over. It seems to be a successful way of ticking things off The List.
It looks quite generous draped over Mrs Jennings, my trusty model, but I really would've liked it a little bigger. I have worn it though, and it is just right for adding a little bit of warmth to these chilly days of so-called summer. The linen is soft and supple and I believe it will become butter-soft when I wash it.
As ever, there is another project lined up and this time I needed very little persuasion to purchase some Alice sock yarn. I don't think I have ever felt a yarn so beautifully soft. It is divine. After some deliberation over colour combinations, I went with this warm salmony coral colour paired with a natural cream. Bright summery colours that will give me that much needed yarn-y cuddle around my shoulders.
I seem to have a slight fixation with shawls at the moment and know I am not alone (you know who you all are!).
From tiny beginnings, come forth bigger and softer things. All details over on Ravelry.