With all the hype about the World Cup, BT have brought out a new range of television adverts promoting their sport channel and broadband packages. One of them features a Welsh footballer Gareth Bale who is seen honing his skills on a beautiful pier that has recently been given a facelift. I instantly recognised the pier and had to look it up on the net (yes infact I googled it) and here it is if you are interested in either football, Gareth Bale or the scenery…(click the pic)
The day we visited it was very cold and windy and the pavillion covered in scaffolding but I was still enchanted by the railings
I had recently acquired some gorgeous 100% mulberry silk yarn from Babylonglegs (go and drool over her lovely yarns and luscious colours- treat yourself why don’t you?!) and had talked about how it needed to be made into something that would show off the colour and drape. Having not worked with fine silk thread before I searched for a simle pattern for the main part of the shawl. You can read my original post here https://onoodlesstitchcraft.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/crochet-lace-shawl/
Here are a few pictures to remind you of the finished item and now you can really see the link. There is also a picture of the Penarth Shawlette which was a commission made in a fine merino and I adapted the pattern but still the same basic design.