I wanted to show you my dye job. Denise gave me a cone of Alpaca finger weight yarn. It takes dye like a dream. These are a special order for Denise. I had lunch with my fiber friend, Cindy, and she loved them all, especially the green/turquoise one. She was going on and on about how good I had gotten at dyeing. I have to tell you, as I told her, it this yarn. I have never had a yarn take dye like this stuff. It really makes you look like you are a great dyer. Every hank was eye candy! Denise is like me, she likes the semi-solid, tone-on-tone yarns. She is probably drooling over her monitor.
Here is a photo of my latest favorite, casual shawl. I wore it like this the other day and fell in love with the style. I am enjoying getting to wear it while the weather is still chilly. I will mourn when I have to pack up my thick wool shawl until the fall. I have already mourned over not being able to wear my wool socks.
I finished another version of this shawl last night. I need to give it a gentle blocking and I will show it to you tomorrow, hopefully. It has a different shape, but can be worn like this one, sontag-style. I am really getting into this style of shawl. It is so comfortable, chic, snuggly and I love how it hugs your body.
I'll show you my other hank of yarn tomorrow, too. It is in luscious terra cotta clay shades. Yum!