Last August, for reasons I no longer remember, I challenged my friend Cheryl to knit a newly released pattern, 1001 Nights by Anne-Lise Maigaard.
I had knit her Alberta pattern, in 2016, and it was lovely. A LOT of work, but I loved it when it was finished.
This one took a tad longer, especially after I got to the point where I needed to get onto some Christmas knitting, and put it aside for a few weeks. I didn't pick it up again, until two weeks ago. I put a concerted effort into it, and now it is finished. It took me about 350 nights.
I was going to photograph it, hung from the fence, to show you the full size, but the Virginia Creeper has taken over the fence. I need to get my machete out.
There are 2251 beads, according to the pattern. I think I used a few more, if you count the ones lost in the couch cushions.
The yarn is Drops Lace, an alpaca and silk blend. The shawl feels as light as a spider web.
The beads are so tiny, it is hard to see them except in the closeups. I skipped the fancy cast off edge, because I just wanted the shawl done.
Look at those tiny beads, sparkling in the sun, yesterday
When I knit a shawl like this, the comments usually talk about wearing it on special occasions. I agree. It should be worn on Casual Friday, Monday, because it is Monday, basically, any day that needs to be made special.
This picture is for Jean in NZ, lover of gingers.
This is Momo, the latest guest at the Arts and Socks Kitty Spa. Momo is here to recover from hip surgery. Note the catfood all over his cone. He doesn't quite have the hang of cones, yet.