|Quick photos before I packaged it up.|
|showing the beading details, which are throughout the shawl and much easier to see in person. iridescent white beads.|
|a terrible picture, but I needed something for size reference|
Shortly after the Mexico-bound shawl and just before I moved away from Ontario, I knit this commissioned Bella Botanica shawl for a friend to gift to a family member in Brazil. It has beads replacing the nupps because that's what my friend wanted (ooh, I'm overdue for some nupp knitting. I love nupps.) The yarn is lovely lace Classic Elite silky alpaca.
On bitterly cold days, while I'm wrapped in heavier, warm shawls, I like to think of my airy "children" vacationing or living somewhere warm and sunny. As spring (eventually/inevitably - right?) shows itself I'll be happy to start shifting over to my lighter shawls. Truth is, even light weight shawls can provide wonderful warmth as they trap the air. Warm in winter, breath well in summer - what's not to love about lace shawls all year?