The photo shoot of the finished and blocked Icarus Shawl finally happened yesterday. It took two weeks to coordinate the weather conditions and a photographer, but I think it was worth the wait.
The yarn is Arequipa from my friend Judy of Ball and Skein. And there’s a story behind this yarn. You see, last year at Rhinebeck we were all hanging around in my hotel room. We were spindle spinning and I was showing everyone a spindle I had brought back from my visit to Margene the previous month. It was made of spalted maple and Judy fell in love with it. I mean really in love with it. So I offered to give it to her. She tried to pay me for it and I said no way. I told her, “clearly, even though I purchased the spindle, it obviously belongs to you.” Judy being Judy, though, wouldn’t take the spindle as an outright gift so she suggested that we trade the spindle for some of her yarn. I chose 3 skeins of Arequipa in the colorway “Atlantic” and we were both happy.
Fast forward a few months (well, it was a few months before I started but it took me 3 weeks exactly to knit the thing) and we have this lovely finished shawl.
It’s such a gorgeous combination of blues and greens and they truly do look like the Atlantic Ocean. So, of course, I headed for the Atlantic Ocean for the photo shoot. Nelson Beach in Plymouth, if you must know.
Can you tell I love it?