Many of you know that my daughter Ashley recently married her long time boyfriend/fiance, Brian. You also know that my life has become very busy and full, but I had promised Ashley a shawl for her wedding......
So one day when I was talking to Ken about what I was going to make, he said to me......"why don't you have someone else knit the shawl?...you have enough to do."
BRILLIANT idea because I have been outrageously busy and another deadline would mean added stress, which I really did not need.
I thought on it some, and then contacted one of Anne Hanson's test knitters, Karolyn. Karolyn is an amazingly fast knitter and I can attest to the quaility of her work....it is so beautiful. The pattern Ashley and I had chosen was Anne's Ice Fantasia. I knew that Karolyn had already knit it once, but I hoped she would be willing to knit it again. When she said YES..I was SO thankful!!
So I bundled up a few skeins of Lark Lace in it's natural state along with some pearl seed beads and Karolyn worked her magic. Magic indeed!
When I opened up the box that Karolyn sent to me I gasped.....such incredible beauty! It still amazes me that a string of yarn can become something so beautiful.
Lark Lace is a very soft blend of Alpaca, silk and cashmere, so you can imagine how soft and warm it is....
Thank you Mr. Woolen Rabbit for your wise suggestion, thank you Karolyn for your amazing work and thank you Anne for your beautiful pattern. Together we all produced a beautiful heirloom shawl for Ashley and Brian's family going forward,