Thursday, November 03, 2005


Originally uploaded by vmusselm.

This is the completed Flower Basket Shawl. The pattern is by Evelyn Clark (publ. by Fiber Trends & Interweave Knits Fall '04.) The yarn is Alpaca With A Twist - Fino: 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk. (Nice stuff at a fair price, I would use it again.)

Note how the breeze catches a plays with the shawl. This, my pretty, is why we prefer shawls to poncho's.

A lace shawl moves with you, catches the subtleties of movement and enhances the form with grace and style.

A poncho, on the otherhand, is like a sandwich board. It makes one look like an immutable force and immoveable object. The poncho says: "Frumpy!"

I am at an age where Frumpy waits right outside my door, ready to pounce at the slightest fashion infraction. I don't need poncho's.

However...I do need more lace....scarves, shawls, stoles...sigh....


  1. Beautiful shawl! And you put your finger right on it with the poncho/frump issue. Lace is so much more elegant.

  2. That is a stunner, Valerie. It just blows with the breeze, it must be a joy to wear & certainly doesn't anchor one as a Frump! Beautiful.


tie in the loose ends...