Tuesday, October 05, 2010
The 100% Lasqueti grown and made shawl is off the loom at last.
I liked how the forest path looked so much I lay down and took a picture.
Charline's knitting hands. She is an incredible spinner, too, and spun quite a bit of the warp and weft.
We had originally planned to auction the shawl off as a fundraiser but Josie made the most lovely suggestion of keeping the shawl in the community as a "Healing Shawl" - to be passed around to whoever might be sick, in hospital or otherwise in need of comfort. So many hands had a part in the making of this garment that it has taken on a life beyond its intended purpose. It represents the caring, patience and love of our community, so it seems most apt to give it this almost sacramental role.