I had an opportunity on Monday evening to make a quick trip to Cape Cod with Dale. He had a band job and I made plans to meet a college friend for dinner. At the last minute I grabbed my finished and blocked Lady Bertram shawl and my camera and threw both in the car. I’m awfully glad I did. The beach was absolutely picturesque – the light was lovely, and a softly worn fence provided the perfect spot to showcase the shawl. I took a bunch of glamor shots!
The one that shows the whole shawl.
The one that gets a little closer.
The one that looks like it was casually tossed over the fence.
And that one that’s very similar but just different enough that I wanted to use it, too.
Finally, there’s the one that shows a nice close up of the lace. What I really love, though, is the blurry beach in the background.
The pattern, from Wendy Knits, is fantastic and a great first time lace project. The yarn, a blend of merino, cashmere and nylon from Ball and Skein, is wonderful. It’s soft and a fabulous shade of tomato red. I blocked the edges straight across rather than pull out the points and I really like it this way.
It’s the perfect shawl to throw over your shoulders while strolling along a Cape Cod beach.