Betsy found the pattern for the Wrap-Me-Up-Shawl by Chris de Longpré at the Fiber Festival in Charlevoix, Mi., the end of last month. Since then she has been working as a woman obsessed on her version.
These are actually pics of her second version. She frogged (ripped out for the non- knitting savvy) the first one. Noro Silk Garden in soft creams and mochas made the cut for this version.
I liked Betsy's choices so much that I basically copied her, except I am doing mine in Silk Garden sock yarn in 2 colorways and and two solids on #4 needles which should make a scarf. I don't really care. Learning new stitches and seeing how the textures work out is hypnotic. Matter of fact, I'm off to steal a few minutes to work on Block 7 right now.
Here are a view finished versions I found on Ravelry or the web:
I'm a sure enough Dallas native who spent a good part of my life in northern New Mexico, where I learned the arts of spinning, weaving, and dyeing. Combining those skills with my long time love, knitting, is what I do best these days.