As it is in other parts of the country, and the U.S..... it's FREAKIN' COLD HERE!! How cold is it? So cold that my trusty little convertible, Stella, decided that she's just going to stay put until it warms up. The good news is, it's not the battery, Dave put a new one in last year (about this time...) and she's crankin' just fine.... nope... I've got frozen gas lines... which means I've got no choice to wait until it warms up a bit. So...that meant working from home today (I'm hoping I can get Dave to drive me in the rest of the week... the cats are crappy co-workers.)
Anyway, while Stella was too much of a suck to brave the cold asphalt, I am a true Canadian girl, and braved the crusty backyard to get some daylight pics of the Sweet Dreams Shawl.
As you can see, I didn't do the picot edge. I had to cut the last chart three rows short because I was running out of yarn, and I didn't think there'd be enough for the picot so I played it safe.
But I completed two of my three goals with this shawl. I beaded the crap out of it, using 60 grams of 6/0 beads in a beautiful peachy-copper that I think sets the green off perfectly. I'm dreaming of some green and copper yarn now.
I also made this one nice and big. It's almost 90 inches wide, but fairly shallow at about 24 inches. It's not blanket like, but it's perfect for wrapping up the shoulders as well as the neck
two skeins left in the shop (different colourway) - I'm going to have to get Mom to order some more.