December 14, 2009

Winter Solstice shawl

The Winter Solstice shawl is finally finished in plenty of time for the festivities:) Not that I'm going to any but there you go. It is extremely hard to photograph red, the same goes for mohair also and frankly photographing anything in this weather and light is nigh on impossible any.
But moaning apart I am very pleased with this shawl.
I did random bands of colour as and when I felt like changing. I did lacy parts with the same reasoning. I felt like a row of holes then I knit them.

Yarn is a mix of hand painted mohair, iridescent lurex thread and some Filatura di crosa rusty mohair.
Beads are deep blood red, orange with silvery band, iridescent red and clear crystal iridescent.
Unblocked because i think the weight of the beads will block it.

So what do you think? Does it remind you of Yuletide fires and warmth?

10 comments:

Lynn said...

Oooh, bring on the Sun. It's perfect for the fires, to warm up and to provide comfort. It will be a perfect Solstice brightener.

Sea said...

yet another beautiful shawl. makes me smile just looking at it.

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

It's beautiful :)

Suzi Smith said...

Tis another beauty amber x

Blue Witch said...

Gorgeous. Love the bead edging.

Pen Thomson said...

your work is beautiful! and it does indeed warm me from the inside just to look at it. :) what a talented woman you are x

CJ said...

It's so beautiful!

Probably Jane said...

It absolutly glows with warmth - just what we need in these cooler darker days.

aniexma said...

Stunning!

Nettles said...

Stunning! And toasty!