Or should I say ‘Angel In The Snow’!
Aaah, at last I got round to uploading the photies and saying something about this fabulously pretty scarf, which I wore for the first time on Christmas Day!
Where do I start with the number of yarns used in this massive item - hmmn, well perhaps I will come back to the list as I remember them!
This scarf was inspired by one of my all time favourite songs by my beloved band ‘a-ha’ called ‘Angel In The Snow’ and as I my other love is skiing, I wanted to create something that to me, expresses just how wonderful a nordic sky can look, from dark and imposing, to sparkly bright, with what I call ‘angel dust’ falling from the sky (others might call it light refraction, but I’m nothing if not verbose! hehe)
That plus I love nothing better than hearing Morten sing “Angel, Angel or so…………” (steady girl!)
Anyhow, I had this wonderful idea in my head for over a year, but was slowly gathering all kinds of yarns (some discontinued and therefore cheap!) into my stash, when I stumbled across ‘Authentic Fictions’ Silver Frost’ on Etsy, but realised that it had been sold, so I contacted Kerstin to see if she would recreate it for me (the poor girl had to listen to me groan on about what I was endeavouring to create!) and when I opened the package, and all the wonderful little silvery angels and snowflakes fell out of the bag, I was thrilled to bits- then I saw the wonderment of icy prettiness that she created for me, and I knew I had the most perfect skien of yarn in my hands!
For a while all I could do was look at the wonderous ball as I was too frightened to start the scarf, for fear that I wouldn’t do it any justice, but I think I may have done so - however, that’s for you folks to decide!
As it was, I took my time knitting and embellishing it, as truth be told, I just didn’t want the project to finish! :-(
But emebellish I did! I crocheted the edges in a tiny shell pattern using Rowan Cocoon (Polar) and finished if off with tiny Tibetan Silver snowflakes and angels wings, and adding the final touch of Swarovski angels wings to the centre of the scarf, attached with a little mohair bow, crocheted in Rowan Kidsilk Haze
This is a scarf for very special occasions, suffice to say tho, that I had enough yarn left to make a little neckwarmer version for everyday wear, which has been put to very good use last week!