I spent a lot of time creating the lace border. I started off with three separate lace patterns and tried to blend them together into one cohesive pattern. It took quite a few hours at the computer, and three full knitted swatches, before I got the pattern to look just how I wanted it.
This was my first time using Juniper Moon Findley, a merino/silk laceweight yarn. It was an absolute dream to work with! I just love the sheen from the silk. I actually bought two skeins of this yarn because I couldn't decide in the yarn shop which color would look best. The other choice is a lovely plum color, so now I will have to design another shawl to use that up (oh darn!).
The photoshoot for this shawl was an adventure. I wanted to take advantage of the 'golden hour' light, so about half an hour after sunrise my husband and I ended up down at the lake to take photos. Of course the weather decided not to cooperate and instead of being warm it was 38 degrees. If you look closely you can see steam rising off the surface of the lake. I was determined to wear my pretty dress in the photos so I wore my long underwear underneath and just had to tough it out. I was surprised to find that the only part of me that got really cold was my hands. My shawl was surprisingly warm for being so lightweight! I suppose that is the magic of silk and wool at work.
If you are interested in purchasing Rosana Shawl: $5.00