I'm back again with some more knitting, my kind of knitting, ie with BLING!!! I really wanted to share this with readers, as it's so absolutely divine. I can't explain how ethereal this is, not because of me, but because of the gorgeous yarn and the wonderful pattern, and of course the glistening beads!
The yarn used was one I purchased via a fellow Ravelry member who was de-stashing, but you can see it here. In real life it reminds me of wisteria, a plant I've never been able to have. My husband is so very anti anything that climbs, and would never build me a suitable trellis, so I've had to admire it from afar. Here is a close up which I hope gives you an idea of the wonderful wistfulness of this shawl. It's truly as light as a feather.
The pattern can be found here and if you've always wanted to make something glamorous, I can fully recommend any of the patterns provided by this lovely designer. Bev is a friendly and helpful lady, and if you find yourself in a bit of bother understanding anything in the pattern/s [I added the plural because I'm sure you will be tempted more than once], a simple email will suffice. And another shot for good measure!! Can you see the lovely twirling cascading drape of the ends of the shawl??
Again, I wet blocked this but had to move to the living room floor, as it was simply too large for the bed. I think I measured in the vicinity of 2.6 metres around the inner part of the crescent, and 54 cms deep in the centre. It does spring back a little once the pins are lifted.
I know this is not a photograph showing the knitting, but I wanted to share it as well. I took this close up in my friend's garden last year, and did a bit of filtering in Photoshop. The colours in wisteria are simply glorious, and yet again I seem to have gravitated towards purple. I do not know why, it's not a colour I would tell you I like if asked, go figure........ Anyway, last, but not least, altered wisteria.
I hope I have inspired some of you to try this simple yet beautiful form of lace knitting - nothing difficult, a lot of WOW factor for something quite simple.