So, last October I showed you the Girasole I knit for my mother (she claims to love it!).
And a little earlier, I showed you the beginning of the in-your-face Girasole I ws knitting for myself, out of my favorite addiction, lovely Twisted yarn, in the Ember colorway.
Well, I did it.
I knit it again.
(Though a little bit differently this time, granted. I modified the edging to one that I liked better and that matched the pattern repeat. I’m going to meet the designer, the talented Jared Flood, at The Loopy Ewe Spring Fling. One hopes he won’t be perturbed about the blatant modification…since I was already told I need to bring this shawl to show him.)
Helga, being cold there in the snow, graciously agreed to model once again. Though the lovely merino-silk blend of Muse and the larger size proved harder for her to keep on her somewhat narrow bronze shoulders.
The shawl, which I have christened “Fireflower”‘, seemed to work best for her as a half-circle shawl.
She doesn’t seem to care as much for the drama of the 3/4 fold, which makes it almost tea-length.
Though it shows off the knitting that much better.
I like them both!
Despite this shawl’s flamboyant (literally) coloration, which is not usually ‘me’, I love this shawl
and have found an amazing number of outfits to wear it with.
Given how long and how white this winter is proving to be, a vivid Fireflower is just the thing to brighten my days and warm me up!