On Friday I posted about my crafty intentions for August and all that I was going to do. I wrote that post on Thursday afternoon. That evening I got thrown a curve ball.
I was invited to a wedding in October as a plus one as the plus one for the person I am going with cannot make the wedding now. It is the wedding of someone that I used to babysit for many decades ago, and whom I have not seen for over 25 years. It is a lovely invite and I am glad to go to the wedding, but to go with my good dress - makes me sound like something from Little House on the Prairie doesn't it, saying good dress, I do have other dresses, but you know, I expect, what I mean - I need a shawl as it is a church wedding and the dress is sleeveless. Plus it is October!
Several of you have started the Sea Glass Shawl from Issue 33 of Simply Crochet and so that seemed perfect to me as you all said how much you enjoyed it and how easy it is to do. Plus it is a gorgeous shawl!!
I have never made a shawl before like this, and never made anything with laceweight yarn. In fact, as you know, I rarely use a pattern either, preferring to write my own.
So I bought some beautiful Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace and have made a start. I am loving it, the pattern is easy to follow, the yarn is yummy and soft. I am not sure how warm it will keep me in October in my sleeveless dress, so I might take a cardigan as well to put on at the reception, although I am usually a fairly warm person.
This is my first motif! The yarn looks rather creamier in reality, this is a bit washed out. I would have loved to have used a colour similar to the one in the pattern photos, but it wouldn't go with the dress! If I like it and have time for another in the future though I will certainly go for a more vibrant colour. I have bought some little pearl beads to go around the edge of the shawl too.
That means that my oh so carefully laid crafting plans are now in disarray as I have a shawl to add to the mix! Not complaining though as the invite to the wedding is lovely and so is this gorgeous yarn!
You will see more I am sure!