Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Language of Shawls

There is something about a shawl.
The allure...
the softness,
the delicate movement against the skin,
the pure femininity,
that speaks to me.
This one is called
The very moment my eyes beheld its beauty in the book
my soul took wings.
I knew I had to crochet it.
About a year ago I purchased two glorious skeins of
Malabrigo Silky Merino
to save for just the right shawl.
During that time I have occasionally
taken it out of the drawer to feel its softness against my face.
I was never quite certain what I would create with it but I knew that
eventually something would speak to me,
like a soft whisper.
Before I was finished with the entire shawl,
I came to the end of the lovely Malabrigo.
Therefore I added a delicate ivory border.
This was done in Berroco Folio which is a fiber blend of
65% Superfine Alpaca & 35% Rayon.
Sometimes the most beautiful things happen when we have to improvise.
There are many more shawls in this divine book I plan to make.
I started with this one thinking it would be perfect for gentle
Spring & Summer Days and Evenings.

No matter what else is on my hooks and needles,
there are times I just have to have lovely shawls in the making.
They bring comfort to my soul.
Without uttering a sound,
they have their own language.
I love the whole process of working on them
and then seeing them around the house.
Maybe I'll just do one more...
before moving on to something else.

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies and God of all comfort..."
2 Corinthians 1:3

12 comments:

  1. Its a truly beautiful shawl! The color is wonderful! I bet it feels as good as it looks!!

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    1. Thank you my friend. I love the colors in this yarn.
      I put this shawl on my shop for sale.... but if it doesn't sale.... I will eventually have to keep it for Me :-))) It's so soft and lightweight. It DOES feel divine.

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  2. Nice choice with the yarn. Shawls are so pretty. Sometimes you just don't want to wear a jacket that feels like it is weighing you down. : )

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    1. I agree. Sometimes we need a lighter touch.

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  3. Beautiful shawl, Danette! I just bet it will be snapped up before you know it. I love how crochet shows off the colors of variegated yarns. I love shawls, and even though I don't wear them often, I have two drawers full of them. It's a girl thing, lol.

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    1. Thank you Toni. I hope so :-)I love the way crochet shows it off too. I love to knit and crochet both but for some reason am drawn to crocheted shawls.
      I wear my mostly around the house and on my porch swing. It's definitely a girl thing!

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  4. So pretty! I think you whip shawls up very quickly, Danette!

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    1. Thank you Pom Pom! They seem like big projects but they're actually rather quick to make, especially the crocheted version versus the knitted ones.

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  5. Danette you have such a way with words. The shawl is lovely. Everything you make is so pretty. and I too like seeing them spread out around the house. Wishing you a blessed day.
    xx Beca

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    1. Oh Beca you bless me so much with your sweet kindness my friend! I have had a very blessed day with my little grandkids here for the afternoon.
      Wishing you days of joy,
      Danette

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  6. such a beautiful shawl!! Absolutely, you can never have too many.

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    1. Thank you Julie... and you are right... I'm working on yet another one... can't seem to stop myself :-)

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Thank you for taking time to chat with me ~
Your comments make me so Happy!
Have a lovely day.
Danette