Thursday, May 31, 2012

12 Shawls in 2012: June- Hanging Out by the Pool

 Here it is, on the cusp of teetering into June. I was a bit tired of working with super-fine yarn. So I made an executive decision to create June's shawl from a lovely worsted weight, Debbie Stoller's Bamboo Ewe. Made from 55% viscose and 45% wool, it's both warm and slinky, but not TOO warm to be comfortable on a summer's evening. Or morning. Or whatever.
 Last month when I was in St. Augustine, I spent one day lounging by the pool, in the shade of the palm trees. I thought, "Palm leaves....crocheted palm leaves!" After swatching several individual leaves, none of which I actually liked, I remembered this vintage piece of antique lace I had here at home, and how I once thought to myself how stunning it would be to make it in a heavier weight yarn. Stunning it is, don't you think?
 If you want it, and I know that you do, clickety-click the button to follow the link so that you, too, can be Hanging Out by the Pool!


Francesca said...

A good reason to lounge by the pool: it's inspiring! :)
Another gorgeous shawl, Renee!

Mary Jane said...

This shawl is beautiful Renee!

Crochet Renee' said...

Thanks, Francesca and Mary Jane!