Friday, November 4, 2011
Midnight Shores, Deep Breaths and a Little Cleaning
On the trip to my Mom's for her birthday, I was able to do much of the work on this shawl and finished it up after getting back home. I love the smokey blues and the variation of sandy browns. Reminded me of a midnight shore... deep waters and shifting sands...
The pattern is Shaelyn by Leila Raabe (available for download on Ravelry.) Loved it! I did extra repeats of the pattern because I prefer extra large shawls... the better to wrap myself all snuggle-y!
The yarn is Silk Blend by Manos del Uruguay (which means the hands of Uruguay), "a non-profit organization which assembles over 400 artisans in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside of Uruguay. The aim of the organization is to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women." I like that. The artisan who made my yarn is Nilka Avila. I appreciate that.
It has been an extremely busy week. For the last two days, I have reminded myself to take deep breaths... to calm down... it will all get done... it will all work out...
And, it will.
Just had to share this cute shot Amanda took a couple of weeks ago... of some very special cleaning. Little Man thought Littlest Man needed a little Swifting. LOL!
I have a couple more weeks of craziness before things settle down (hopefully back to a normal busy!!). Wishing everyone a wonderful fall weekend! blessings ~ tanna