Since my last post, I was determined to find a shawl pattern to cast on
as soon as the socks were off the needles.
I was doing some 'window shopping' on the pattern page of Ravelry and
the Lana shawl caught my eye.
The designer is Paulina Popiolek, a favorite of mine.
I've knitted Cameo last summer from Paulina's designs.
Looking closer at Lana, I realized that it's part of a collection of three shawls named after Hollywood Legends. The two other shawls, Ida and Ava, are equally as beautiful.
The price is reduced if you buy all three of them during the month of May...so why not!
I could not have decided which one I prefered anyway.
So, (ahem), the socks are not done but Lana is on the needles.
The socks will get done along with the shawl.
The car is all packed up and I'm leaving shortly for a week of fun learning with Maggie Vanderweit.
Here is what her profile says on the school's website
Haliburton School of The Arts
Maggie Vanderweit has been sewing since childhood and quilting for over 30 years. She operates her textile art business from her studio in Fergus. Her work is in private collections around the world, in public buildings in Ontario, and has been exhibited in galleries and museums across Canada. It includes original wall-hangings created with her own painted fabrics, silk fusion, felt, hand embroidery, beading and densely machine quilted surfaces. Maggie presents lectures and classes for guilds, schools, art colleges, shops, the CQA, including One of a Kind and national needlework shows. She sells her original textile art at major exhibitions and from her studio. Maggie is a member of Connections.