In case some of you worried that I'd put aside my knitting needles and crochet hooks, here's what I've been working on.
It's a combination scarf/shrug. I started it in the summer and liked the lacey effect. Then I decided it would be a nice gift for my niece who married earlier in August.
Julia models. She's pretty tiny, so it looks rather long on her. But the idea is to have the garment spread over the shoulders, but have less bulk in the front. So, it's a shrug over the shoulders, and more of a scarf in the front.
This is entirely knitted on very large needles, probably a size 20 or larger -- thus, the loose weave. In a couple of places, see how it looks like I might have dropped a stitch? Actually, that's just the loose weave, and if you pull on the garment, it lines itself up again. It looks like something you'd wear out on an evening date.
Julia models the drape.
I put fringe on the ends.
And if you look closely, you can see little amber beads on the end. There are seven on each end, just for a dash of elegance.