Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pretty Thing: Vintage Crocheted Shawl

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Whew!  I've been making a lot of progress at school (and some at home, too - I finished the second Ondrea sleeve this morning), which I'll share soon.  I'm hoping to get at least one skirt finished save for hemming this week, possibly two.  Hooray!  Hooray!

In the meantime, here's a very pretty thing that I received in the mail last week from Etsy seller vintagefindsetcetera.

A little over a week ago, a friend linked me to a list of gorgeous crocheted shawl patterns.  As usually happens when I find websites devoted to yarn and/or crafty things, I fell down the rabbit hole pretty hard, and in my wanderings, I found a picture of this vintage shawl.  It was listed on Etsy, and I popped over figuring that it would be long sold.  But it wasn't.  So, of course, I bought it (at one am, on a weeknight, because I have priorities) because it's one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.

I sort of want to design a little crocheted sweater with this same motif and beads - it has such a lovely drape because of the heaviness of the crochet thread as well as the beads, which I think would be really well suited to a fitted v-neck top with swingy sleeves.  I also may want to plan my entire wardrobe around its color palette.

In other news, I've decided to try to design a shawl and knit two versions of it in Prairie for the fashion show.  Because I'm clearly not busy enough.  Hah!  Hah!  Let's file this under "things I think are reasonable past 11 pm while hungry and exhausted and completely out of touch with reality," shall we?

1 comment:

Becca said...

This is stunning! What a find! Hey, sometimes there's just more yarn-based clarity at 1am! I'm on a total crochet kick at the mo. :) x