……Espresso Shawl, Was Actually knit in 2011. It was a sample from the Shetland Lace Retreat that I never quite got to writing out as a pattern at the time. There is still another pattern or two to write from the same retreat. Time….. there never seems to be enough! Ideas…… always too many!
I have been working on the pattern, off and on, for the last two years. I really sat down in the last couple of months and persevered. I love the yarn, the pattern and the shawl, but I was having issues with the pictures; they were the real stumbling block.
I could not find a picture that I thought did the shawl justice. Some were too dark, the details did not show; some were too artsy, great photos, but not of the shawl; the colour of the yarn and the drape did not come through; I wanted something more; nothing in the pictures I had taken so far – three different photo sessions! Gave me the results I wanted.
After finishing off the pattern – and including pictures from all three sessions – I decided that maybe I was being too picky. Several others confirmed that particular observation; friends are great barometers – they always level things out!