I finished my Seraphim shawl in record time – only 2 weeks from start to finish! I had the perfect opportunity to wear it Tuesday night as Dale and I were going to give a talk on Civil War reenacting at a local library. I insisted that we squeeze in a photo session before we left the house.
Here’s a smirk only a husband can appreciate.
While I don’t intend for this shawl to be exclusively for reenacting, I do think it goes very well with my red day dress. And because I know someone will ask, no I did not make this dress myself. My dear friend Wendy made it for me. I did put on the trim, though.
The yarn, as you may recall, is my handspun from an Indigo Moon blend of merino, silk and alpaca. I knit one less pattern repeat than called for as I was worried that I would run out of yarn – and I would have. But the shawl is plenty big as it is so I’m not sorry about making it a wee bit smaller.
The stockinette portion went very quickly and the lace charts are easy to follow and make a really beautiful pattern all along the edge of the shawl. Miriam is an excellent designer and this shawl is just one of many gorgeous patterns available on her web site. Just sayin’.
I really love the way it comes together at the point in the back.
It’s very warm and very soft and very cozy. I spun it myself and I knit it myself and I absolutely love it!