The sun shine woke me up this morning. I felt awake and alive and in a ridiculously good mood. I love the spring and summer. I love being warm and light. It makes me happy.
I bounced out of bed and went to unpin my fourth finished shawl. A year or so ago, I bought two skeins of the beautiful Knitwitches Cash-anova Supersoft sock yarn which was on sale. I think it was the first time I had bought yarn without a plan in mind for what I was going to do with it, but it was so beautiful and for once was affordable. One skein was used to make Haruni over summer last year. I did break into the other skein just to finish the bind off, but since then it's been sat on one side, sad and lonely.
Separately, I had bought a little bag of silver lined turquoise beads, again with no idea what I was going to do with them. I had had them for several months before I even noticed how perfectly they matched the yarn I had. Then it was a matter of picking a good pattern. The one I chose has not (as far as I can from Ravelry) been beaded before in the way I was planning, so it felt like I was branching out a little.
So with the sun shining through my window and my shawl unpinned, I took pictures of the finished result:
With it being such a lovely day, perfect shawl weather (and the fact that my hair needs washing and I couldn't be bothered) I was going to wear my shawl out with a matching flower in my hair:
Spring is finally here and it's all about sunshine and turquoise.