I am knitting a shawl from my yummy handspun yarn.
The yarn is handspun merino/tencel blends, purchased from The Opalescence. It’s laceweight — just over 100 grams and 895 yards. The colorway is a lovely shimmering blue-green and is called Hanauma Bay.
The shawl is my own design. It’s triangular, and the lace motif is sort of shaped like a medallion. I’m calling the pattern “Talisman Shawl” for reasons that are obvious to me.
I decided to knit another handspun shawl because I enjoyed knitting my Shetland Triangle so much using the lovely handspun I got from Zarzuela’s Fibers. And I’m happy to say that Opal’s yarn is fabulous too. I’m in awe of her spinning. Check out this close-up:
I love the sheen and drapeyness of this yarn. The tencel is no doubt responsible for that. I think this will be a wonderful airy shawl when it is done.
In other news, Lucy forgave me very quickly for my appalling gaffe in photographing her wearing a hat. My apology included poached chicken breast. She even consented to ham it up for the camera.