This post was supposed to be shared a few days ago but the USPS decided that the distance from one end of the country to Michigan should take a full business week. Argh! Anyways, presenting Andrea's Shawl of Red Awesomeness crocheted by my blogging friend Denise who writes the Voie de Vie Blog.
For complete information on the pattern, the Critron (a free pattern on Ravelry), and the knitting stats you can visit her blog or Ravelry Notes. For the drooled over shawl...well, you will have to visit me. Earlier this year, we had talked about bartering for yarn and I really wanted a shawl that I would adore without having to find the patience to knit one. Denise had posted this shawl made in a lovely green and I fell in love with it so I asked if I supplied the yarn of my choice would she crochet it for me. Of course, I had to use my handspun so I picked yarn that I created during the Tour de Fleece 2011 from my herdsire, Midnight Magic's Mystery and paired it with a sassy Mohair yarn. I had no clue what to expect. About two weeks ago, I got an email asking if I would like beads added. I didn't know so I said, "Yesh!" I am so glad because those beads just make the shawl POP!
My dear Grumpy Bear brought it in to work for me yesterday afternoon because I was supposed to meet some friends after work for spinning. All of my co-workers LOVED it and all of the ladies that evening did too. I have been wearing it all day too. I love that I can pair it with jeans and go casual or use it with a nice dress or slacks.
It truly is the shawl of Awesomeness!
I promised Denise a few photos of me wearing the shawl with Mystery but he isn't at my farm right now because he is out performing his herdsire duties at the farm where he is co-owned so...as soon as I can make my way to their farm or he returns home, those photos will be taken.
Denise, you are a rock star! xoxo