This is Terra. The first one I made was so awesome I wanted to make another one in the same yarn, and in this colour. This a pattern by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed, first time doing a shawl of his. Will definitely be checking out more of his designs. Great patterns to follow.
I began knitting shawls for gifts for my family on May 21, and it will be exactly one month tomorrow. I started working on shawl # 6 yesterday, the last one. I was aiming to have them completed for Father's Day weekend, as per this post, but I have had my time extended to completing them till the first weekend in July. I'm so close to finishing them, that I don't want to start anything for myself till they are all done. It's been a very rewarding experience to challenge myself to this, I didn't expect to achieve as much as I have.
As far as this picture, I have to say it was totally (sort of) spontaneous. I had not planned on taking a picture of myself with it, as I have never modeled my own shawls. But after dinner I looked out in the front lawn and had a flash of this pose. Sitting on the lawn barefoot with jeans and the shawl wrapped around like that. I didn't even think of the fact that I needed to do my hair or makeup, I just went as I was.
Of course I could see it in my head what I wanted, now that trick was to get my husband to cooperate with the camera. We took 6 pictures and I was so pleased at how well a couple of them turned. It was rather fun.
It was tricky capturing the lace. It's a very simple pattern, but even in this picture it looks flimsy and it's not.
I know this picture has shadows in it but that's why I liked it so much.
Till next time.