Thursday, July 23, 2009

The REAL Summer Lake Shawl

It's been a bit chilly here in the Adirondacks. Ice still on the lake type of chilly.

OK, I'm exaggerating--but we've had temperatures in the 40s and 50s at night. Daytime temperatures have been in the upper 60s to low 70s.

A few years ago at Rhinebeck, I bought a shawl. A Russian hand-knit. Never wore it. I thought it was too pretty to wear.

As we were leaving for the mountains last week, for some reason, I threw the shawl into my bag.

It's been a lifesaver! OK, I'm exaggerating again. But it sure has come in handy.

It's a blanket when sitting in the chilly cabin. In the mornings, I've tossed it over my nightgown. When we go to town, it's around my shoulders. I've worn it on the dock. I've eaten ice cream in it. The shawl and I have enjoyed a few wine spritzers on the porch.

One evening, I even used it as mosquito netting!


stringplay said...

Well, that is a Seriously Gorgeous shawl! But it is better that is is worn, enjoyed, and gets out an about. Further proof, too, that shawls are a very versatile wardrobe staple! Lovely pictures.

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful shawl. The color is gorgeous. I love your photos too.

Iron Needles said...

Seriously gorgeous and functional too! I just love functional knits, and I love the idea of throwing a shawl over a nightie in the morning. It just screams relaxation!

Susan said...

When my grandma died, there were all these nice things in boxes that she was saving for some day. I decided then that I would use my nice things and enjoy them. I'm glad to see you using the beautiful shawl. It deserves to be out in the world.

minipurl said...

Such a gorgeous shawl. :)

stringplay said...

Me, again. Just keep coming back to look at these lovely pictures.

Bubblesknits said...

Glad you're wearing it! It's too pretty to not be used and used often. :-)