Happy Solstice,we have fire
I dyed the yarn to represent the colours in a fire and also to represent the fire that is Solstice. The time when the world holds it's breath for a second then turns towards the dark half of the year.
As always I haven't blocked it, no space large enough to do so. I estimate it would stretch at least another foot in length and probably 2 foot wide if you wanted it to.
I edged it with a mixture of faceted czech glass beads that reflect all the colours of the rainbow amidst the red and a plain deep red glass bead.
I didn't want anything too large, just something to say this is the edge of the furnace.
I really enjoyed making this one, probably because of planning the colours, dyeing the yarn then making up. Only thing I didn't do was spin it:) The yarn has a golden thread through it which adds to the colour changes. It was given to me by a lovely online friend:)
Before I did the beading this morning I thought of what I wanted from my next shawl. I envisaged woodlands, mysterious woodlands with shadows in the green.
I had some fabulous kid mohair on a cone so using Mr Mog's new improved double swift I wound 4 x 50gm approx skeins.
This is what I ended up with. It will be interesting to see how it knits up.
Hope you have a great solstice celebration be it summer as we have or winter solstice for those further afield.