Sunday, March 26, 2006

Can you say CASHMERE?

Originally uploaded by yogagardengirl32.
Okay...I know...I'm addicted to, not only angora, but YES, cashmere as well. My husband always complains that I'm NOT a cheap date...or wife. If I even plan to go to a yarn store, he's nervous. Now that I'm spinning and buying my wheel (and planning to go to the NH Sheep and Wool festival), he's downright FRANTIC! (he's almost ready for soothing drugs....)

This is the finished lace shawl that I made for my Grandma Heath's 86th birthday...which is next month. It was extremely fun to knit and I used the Garter Lace shawl pattern from the "Traditional Lace Shawls" book.

The yarn, as you know , is 100% lace cashmere...handpainted by Robin Pascal.

You can't imagine how soft this is and how much I wish it was mine...but, it's a little smaller than I'd hoped (only 440 yards large) and my bust is...well, BUSTIER...than my little less than 5 foot tall Grandma's. So, I will make another one for myself soon : )

What do ya think?


Helen said...

I think the shawl is gorgeous!

And I like the faux entrelac hat too!

YogaGardenGirl said...

Thank you, Helen! You're so sweet! What're you working on?