Over the years I've seen a few shawls on display at the
New York Sheep and Wool Festival at Rhinebeck.
They were gorgeous.
Most were knit on small gauge needles in garter stitch.
A few were knit in beautiful cashmere.
Some on larger gauge needles and so fine.
I have read many stories about Orenburg Lace.
That some of it is so fine you can pass it through a wedding band.
I saw photo's and thought how is that possible.
Knitting an Orenburg Lace "style" shawl is on my bucket list of things to knit.
Then I received an Orenburg Shawl for Christmas.
Yes I did. I went running for our wedding bands and my camera/phone.
And yes those are our wedding bands sitting right in the middle
of this glorious rectangle of perfectly knitted goat down.
I want to wear it yet I'm afraid to wear it at the same time.
Now I truly understand why they are called Gossamer Webs.
It just looks so frail - like a butterfly wing. I guess I'll just have to be the butterfly!