Wednesday, December 16, 2009


About 3 years ago when my best friend found the light of her life I promised her a shawl to wear at her wedding. Knowing she is allergic to almost all animal fibers I immediately went searching for the perfect yarn. We discovered she could wear silk :) so off I went to ColourMart UK and I found this wonderful pale silver silk in a fine yarn that would be perfect for the elegant Shetland lace shawl I had in mind.

Life intervened, the silk got misplaced and when I went to order more it was a heavier yarn. One problem after another caused the lovely Unst Shawl to be sidelined and we used another pattern that she also loved. With the help of other friends this pattern was done and blocked in time for her to wear it at her wedding. :)

Fast forward to now. I find both skeins of the fine pale silver grey silk and discover a new friend loves this silk and its color. Then during a talk about trading her the silk she mentions she wants to learn to knit lace and make a shawl for her wedding from it. Smile you can guess what I said. YES! The fine pale silver is fulfilling it destiny of becoming a Shetland lace shawl. If all goes as planned Sami will walk down the aisle wearing a hand knit silk Sampler Stole designed by Hazel Carter and published in the book A Gathering of Lace. Smile this link leads to one that Eunny Jang knit and as you can see it is beautiful.