It has been a lovely sunny day here, just right for a photo shoot, shame I didn't find a hairbrush first!! I bought a skein of hand spun yarn some time back after my sweet sister in law gave me some money to treat myself (thanks Nila!).
I wasn't totally confident about crocheting it but knew I wanted to make a kind of shawl and hoped crochet would give me a loose texture without having to remember a complex pattern. In hindsight I could have used a bigger hook.
Once the wool ran out I edged the scarf/wrap in a lovely silky black yarn and then decided it needed some beads to soften the contrast. I have never knitted with beads and would probably get all het up at the thought, somehow because I don't know how to crochet a just bunged some beads on the wool and had a go. I really like how the beads add weight and another texture. I thought this would be a summer wrap but as the wool is a little itchy on my skin it will be a Spring/Autumn garment and I think it'll look nice over a black or grey top to tart it up a bit. (gosh aren't I the elegant one?!)