Summer brings warm, sultry breezes... Linen and cotton... Sunshine and shade...
Evenings of heavy, wet night air... Filled with heady, intoxicating scents...
I love summer... years of spending time outdoors running or gardening or golfing (following years of working on the farm growing up) allowed my body to adapt to handling the heat...
The flip side of that is that the air conditioned indoors freeze me to the bone.
Enter: The Big Easy... this shawl is created from Susan Ashcroft's No-Fuss Shade-Loving Shawl pattern that I added a border from the Kaw Valley Wrap I did a couple of years ago.
The yarn: Noro Silk Garden Sock yarn in the natural shades. Love. Love. Love... I fell in love with this yarn as soon as I saw it at Rose Path. I wanted a simple pattern to show off its beauty; but, then as I neared the end, I felt like it deserved something a little special to finish it. Hence, the Kaw Valley border knitted onto live stitches for the bind-off/finish.
I love the ginormous-ness and the wonderful light weight of the sock weight yarn. I can tell this is going to be my favorite shawl of summer. Big smiles here.
I went to the Master Gardener Garden Tour with my friends, Mike and Patrice, today. I'll share some photos of that soon and I still want to share a few photos from the beautiful Hill Country wedding we attended a couple of weeks ago. So much to share: So little time! ;)
I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful weekend as well.
blessings to all ~ tanna