Remember this bit of gorgeousness?
photo of Aeolian shawl from Knitty, Spring 2009
Aeolian, that's it.
Yep, that's it on the needles. Yarn is Jamieson & Smith's 2-ply fingering Shetland wool; I had scored several skeins at $2 a skein when LYS decided to discontinue it (that's how I got the green Shetland for Old Shale shawl too; I bought everything LYS had). Naturally, I needed to supplement, so I wouldn' run out, but still, not a big expense. Beads are size 6/0 seed beads by Miyuki, in color Metallic Antique Rose-Lined Clear (what a mouthful; so glad I could order by number, it's 2601 in case anyone wants to see them on a bead site).
Speaking of beads, I learned that my favorite vendor of Miyuki beads, Teri Ann at Foxden designs, decided to cal it quits late last year. She'll be missed. I'd like to give a shout-out to a new vendor, the Bead Boutique of Naples. Very pleased with their selection and customer service: inexpensive shipping charges and no minimums to order.
As for Aeolian, I love it so far. I'm sure I'll make another. Already I think I'll do the next one with beads on the edges only (boy, those beads weigh a lot when you have a few on every other row). Not sure about fiber; maybe I should let beads rule and find some spectacular beads to display along the agave pattern (the bolder pattern) and the edging. Do I need so many shawls? Does anyone?
DonnaLee, I solemnly swear I'll find my blocking wires and use them!