Tuesday, July 31, 2012

FO: Giverny

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This is the last shawl, I swear!  This shawl is my Ashton Shawlette, which I've called Giverny after the garden where Monet lived and painted.  I had a Monet-themed room when I was a little girl, so of course I fell in love with Madelinetosh's Water Lily colorway.  Several years ago, when I was working at the Cleveland Museum of Art, I saw Monet's Water Lilies in person, and I think I just stood there for a good five minutes with my mouth open.  I think somewhere in my brain I thought it would look the same as it does on postcards and prints, but it's infinitely more beautiful in person!

And while I wouldn't call my shawlette a masterpiece by any means, it was a super fun little pattern with one of my favorite yarns ever.  It shall hold a special place in my shawl drawer!


Ravelry Project Page: kirinlemon's Giverny
Pattern: Ashton Shawlette, by Dee O'Keefe
Yarn: Tosh Merino Light, colorway Water Lily
Yardage: ~400 yards of a 420-yard skein
Needles: Size 6 US Addi Turbo Lace
Modifications:  Nope!

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