Pattern: Luna Moth Shawl, by Shui Kuen Kozinski
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Pure Alpaca, color 790 Hyacinth
Amount Used: 414 yards (380 meters), 6 3/4 ounces (190 grams)
Needles: KnitPicks Options sizes 9 and 10
Post-Blocked Size: Length 37" x Width 70"
The photo on the right depicts the true color of this lovely yarn. I enjoyed working with the Pure Alpaca, despite the fact that there was a very mild itch factor for me, but only when I stroked my cheek with it. I can't even call it an itch; it was more like an awareness, and not in a negative way. Still, the yarn is incredibly soft, and the color is heathered. Of course I am buying more! I am very happy with the outcome. Shui's pattern was well-written, and I appreciated the chart. I don't usually make lace without stitch markers, as it is more time consuming to find mistakes, but once I got the hang of the repeats, I was off and running.
Ok, one more thing, I just found out about a cool contest from Jen at Knitting Sutra. There is a summer contest being hosted by Ali at Skeins Her Way. We are supposed to list our summer knitting goals. I know that I want to make at least 3 tops, finish the Charlotte's Web shawl, finish my cashmere shawl, and continue working on some patterns I have been dinkering around with for awhile. First prize is a copy of the Fitted Tank, and the yarn to go with it, Blue Sky Cotton, in a color of your choice.
Go visit Ali's blog, enter the contest, and be sure to let her know who referred you, ME, as each person who is referred gets one entry. How does she think up this stuff? The contest ends in TWO more days!