It’s been a lovely chilly Monday with a beautiful clear sky. Here’s proof (of the clear sky, anyhow):
Photo taken from my office window at 9:00 this morning. Looking at the 10-day weather forecast, I see that the high temperature doesn’t make it out of the 40s, and that makes me very happy indeed.
I did get a fair bit done on my Midnight Lace Stole last night, as I kind of found myself in a zone.
And here, by special request, a close-up of the beads.
I’m about halfway through the “body” of this side of the stole, before the short row shaping at the end. At this point, I’m thinking ahead to my next project.
A while back I bought a pile of Tilli Tomas Demi Plie silk — it was being closed out somewhere (can’t quite remember where, though). I have 4 skeins of it in a lovely shade of ecru:
It is 290 yards per skeins so that’s is a total of 1160 yards, and it is going to become Sivia Harding’s Hanging Garden Stole.
The Hanging Garden Stole calls for 1200 yards of laceweight, so I’m good there. My yarn is a bit heavier than the yarn used for the model (Helen’s Laces) so I may do fewer repeats. The model has leaf drop beads on the ends of the stole. I’m going to use gemstone chips:
These are Picture Jasper, and I love how they look against the silk.
I might have developed a bead problem . . .
In other news, someone looks comfy, doesn’t she?