My “Good Mood” Shawlette is finished! It is turned out to be more of a scarf than a tiny shawl. But I think it will look very nice on my petite friend. It will make a perfect little layer to take away the chill of the night. And it looks very decorative.
DD #1 did me a favour by modeling this shawlette. She looks quite decorative too.
I am not sure that I will bother writing up the pattern for the “Good Mood” scarf – here, I have officially renamed it. I have just played with some of my favorite design elements of shawls and sweaters. As a person with a full figure I dislike shawls with a back shaped like an arrow pointing to one of my most abundant areas. I much prefer the gentle curve of the semi-circle for the back of my shawls. At the same time the straight back of this scarf does not excite me. It is “fine”, simply “fine”, while what I wanted was -“WOW!”.
I love the long front corners, that can be tied into a graceful knot. I also like the airiness added by yarn overs to the body of the shawl. And the easy build-in edging that stands out nicely too. I love it and will use it again.
As I knit I was feeling connected to two of my friends. Bassi, who is an incredibly wise lady we have known each other for many years. I think the most important thing I learned from her was to take care of myself, so I could give to others. She is on her way now, and I can hardly wait to see her again.
Another friend to whom I felt very connected is Ruth, the Yarnarian. We have never met in person, yet I feel that our friendship is real and strong. I love her quirky humor and her ability to laugh at everything, even things that are pretty hard to bear. And I love her wonderful color sense. She tosses different colors together and they sing harmoniously! Her wonderful yarn is infused with creative power!