In celebration of four years going strong, I'm showing off my latest cherished object. Long ago (during my short run at spinning) I joined a fiber club and one of the luxury fibers was a vibrant red cashmere/silk. I was in love. It was my dream to turn into a Rumpelstiltskin and spin the elegant blend into a find thread. (Of course, after spinning I would then turn into a very kind and caring princess.)
A few months ago a very kind and caring princess (one of many) came into my life and offered to turn the amazing fiber into an amazing yarn. What else could I do but take her up on the offer? When her hand spun yarn arrived I was floored by its beauty and its softeness.My dream had come true and I never had to turn into Rumpelstiltskin.
Sweet Dreams was a heavenly knit. The pattern was easy to follow and the yarn was one of the most elegant I've ever knit. I felt very fortunate, and loved, to have this luxuriousness in my hands.
The color of the beads is very close to the color of the yarn, but they are lined with silver, which adds a subtle "glint". The sparkle, also, adds light that shows off the lace and their weight gives a touch of reality to the ethereal fabric.
A picot bind off doubles the number of stitches along the edge, but its effect is well worth the effort. Its delicacy matches the beauty of the shawl and continues the integrity of the lace right to the end.
I'm having Sweet Dreams of Sweet Dreams, a very special and elegant shawl and I couldn't love her more.