My inclination was to tell you more about the trip and make you wait for picture of the shawl, but that, most likely, is what happened yesterday. Tomorrow there will be more details of the trip and today you have FBS, as promised. We had such a good time, over all. The weather was very warm and the first night our play was out doors (Romeo and Juliet). The Flower Basket Shawl was the perfect cover, as the night grew cooler while the play progressed. I could barely feel the shawl against my skin as the yarn is so light, soft and draped so elegantly. I will think of Katy and the sweet gift of this Zephyr yarn each time I wear this shawl.
Friday afternoon we took her to Kolob Canyon, which is only 20 miles south of Cedar City, for the photo shoot. After leaving the Visitor's Center and driving up the orange/red road, we took a turn and immediately gasped at the vista.
FBS unfurled against the green of the foliage and red stone was just as magnificent as imagined. The picture below shows the true color of Kolob's sand and rock, while FBS lounges and shows her beauty.
This is also truer to the color than the closeup at left. This is my third Flower Basket Shawl, which made it feel like I was knitting an old friend. Few(er) errors were made and I enjoyed the process just that much more. The "Summer of Lace" is a delight so far, and tonight is a good time to start my next project with Judy’s beautiful yarn.
Flower Basket Shawl by Evelyn Clark
Zephyr Lace Weight (Silk & Wool) - Violet
Needle size 4
June 9th - July 8th 2005
Many of you know about Kerstin’s recent loss. Annie is looking for volunteers to knit squares for an afghan to be donated in John's name. Please check her post here for details and help if you can. My heart breaks for Kerstin and her family.