My name is Teresa and I'm a "shawl-aholic". :-) It's true, I love shawls and might be slightly obsessed with them. But I use them all and wear one almost every time I go out. I saw one recently and decided I must make one for Summer wearing. It's called the "Sunday Shawl" by LittleBee. I even fell in love with the very yarn she used, Moya Whisper Cotton. It's made by Hester and Martine, a mother and daughter in South Africa. I adore the handmade variations of the colors in the cotton.
This image is what hooked me.. the shawl made by the designer using this yarn. Her name is Alia and she lives in New Zealand.
I bought the design, printed up all 24 pages (double sided) and slipped them in page protectors and put them in a folder with a clear cover. I then ordered the yarn from Little Woolie, who is in Victoria, Australia. NOW.. it's not a cheap yarn but what can I say.. I was smitten.
I wanted pink for the main body but the shop only had one skein of it, so I decided to use "Pear" which is kind of lime green. Once it arrived it looked more yellow than lime and I realized I wanted to use pink and so ordered more of it and began crocheting the main body.
I must say the pattern is brilliantly done, it gives a chart, the written directions, photos of step-by-step stitches.
I'm so happy working on this and think it's so pretty! Unfortunately I'm almost done with this skein and it is going to kill me to wait for the next skeins of "Watermelon" pink to arrive.
The main body is very easy to do and is a joy to work on.
Here are the lacy edging colors.. woohoo! I will have extra "Pear" so I will make some wash cloths or baby hats with it.
You can go to their website but cannot order from it, they have many places to buy it around the world, though.
"Coral". So, continuing on with my multi-cultural appreciation is, my yarn is made in Africa by two women, the pattern is designed by a woman on the coast of New Zealand and I ordered the yarn from a woman in Australia and the shawl will be made by a woman in the countryside of Oregon, United States. Voila! :-)
I thought you'd like to know that the young hens are faring well and are learning to use the roosts in the chicken yard and inside the coop. :-)
But what is funny is that the big old mean hens scared them so thoroughly that they all try to fit in one nest box in the coop. It's hilarious. But all is well with the brood now, so that is good.
I had to show you something wonderful, my daughter's oldest girl Jenna entered a contest in her Girl Scout Troop to design a patch for a dance and her design won and just look at the fabulous patch they made from her design! Isn't it fantastic!?!? I'm so proud of her!
Speaking of my children, I got a Mother's Day card from my daughter Amy and a package filled with Mocha Beans, a chocolate made with coffee flavor.. numm num. And she called me yesterday to chat. My son Travis and his wife Kristi got two hanging baskets for the gazebo and Travis made me my lunch. And I got a text from my son Son Shawn texted me a "Happy Mother's Day" message from Texas as he was long haul trucking. So, it was a wonderful weekend and I adore my kids.
Did you have a good weekend? I hope so! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)