Monday, March 31, 2008

Second Go Round

So, since the first shawl was given away, I had to make another, of course! This one is also Dream In Color Smooshy, but this time the colorway is Nightwatch. In person the play of color reminds me a bit of carnival glass... Yes, that is the shawl spread out on the SNOW. Spring in New England. Gotta love it! Shown on red... It turned out just the perfect size!
And on off white for good measure! =-D

The "Breathtaking" shawl is now a ball of yarn again. I, however, plan to recreate it with some alpaca from the stash. We'll see how that one goes...

Speaking of alpaca, I've heard that it behaves like cotton (stretches and then stays there). Is that true?

7 comments:

ErickaJo said...

Alpaca has many wonderful virtues. Memory is not one of them. If stretched, it does tend to stay there. An alpaca/wool blend, however, would have many of the perks, and fewer of the flaws, as 100% paca.

Julie said...

Another beautiful shawl! I just love the pattern and plan another in my future, too!

Elisa said...

That's been my experience with alpaca. But it's so soft and drapey it's worth it. I have one stole that just keeps getting longer, but it doesn't grow any in width. It's a favorite.

Caroline said...

I can hear the crowd now, "Ooooh Aaaah!" What a beautiful shawl.

SleepyEyes said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And it's the perfect shape for you. I LOVE wearing mine!

Anonymous said...

What pattern are you using for the shawl? I LOVE it!!!

ISE6 Pal

Turkish Crochet said...

It is a beatiful shawl pattern. It looks easy to crochet it. I liked it.