Well the day finally came…the last stitch of my Cammomile. I stretched it out for as long as I could but really did need a light summer scarf, so it was time.
I had to wait for a few days until ‘Mr. Purl’ could be convinced to take a few half-hearted snaps on a scorching hot day, but finally got around to it this weekend!
I think I made the body a touch too long as I just didn’t want to stop, but I think it will be perfect in the autumn when the weather drops.
And it works perfectly across the body like a sontag, below, so I can play dress-up! (makes me feel a bit like I should be saying ‘y’all’ and wearing petticoats, which suits me fine right now as working through Justified and True Blood, so all up in the Southern thang!)
I was dreading making the tassels a bit, but they turned out to be quite easy in the end. I made them a bit longer than most of the others I have seen (used my mini Moleskine notebooks to wind around) and then added some grey seed pearls I’ve had stored away for years in my jewellery supplies as they matched perfectly with their ‘oil on water’ purple/pink/grey sheen, for a bit of subtle bling.
I am still not so sure about the tassels in terms of function, though, as they are constantly being caught on things. I have already had to shorten the strand as they were driving me nuts the first day I wore it, but might try sewing the tassel directly to the lace and see if that helps. Otherwise they might be coming off!
One little glitch with my yarn combo, which I absolutely adore- BFL/Baby Alpaca in the pink and Camel/Silk in the deep grey – I am not thrilled with the supplier for the BFL/Baby Alpaca, so hope to find another mill that either carries or can spin it for me. It is a lovely yarn but the service is just ‘meh’, which doesn’t thrill me! Fingers crossed I can find a substitute, though I might have to wait on this for future – too many other bases to decide on at the present and HEAPS more testing to go!
Getting things up and running with Kettle Yarn Co. seems to be stretching out longer and longer as I find yet more things I need to work out before going live. It is taking FOREVER (especially for someone with no patience what-so-ever. heh.).
This is so pretty!
Thanks Christine! Still need to sort out the tassels, though…meh. 😉
Ooh, how lovely! *Adds to queue*
Thanks! (and sorry about another thing for the queue!) 😉
Very very nice. The tassels are lovely but I can see they might end up being a tad annoying. I’m sure your patience will be rewarded when you do take your company live and everything is just how you want it to be!
Thanks! I hope tightening the strands up will make them less irritating!
This is gorgeous! I love the large size in the delicate yarn, and I am enamoured with the tassels. I can see how they might catch on things, but they’re so perfect and lovely that I think you should keep them anyway. Either way, lovely lovely lovely.
it’s so pretty linda, i hope those tassles start behaving, they are perfect with the shawl!
Me too. I have been avoiding the issue, but will get around to fixing them soon, and then hopefully it will be PERFECT.
I’m surprised by how much I love those beads in the tassels.
Thanks Karen. I just wanted something subtle, and they really seemed to match. I had planned on getting beads from Scorched Earth, as they do such gorgeous ones, but these ones just seemed right (and free. hah!)
A beautiful shawl.
I adore the beads you put in the tassels! I hope they get less annoying. Please don’t remove the pretties! ! 🙂 Such a lovely item 😀
He he he. Ok, Jo. Just for you… 😉