Saturday, April 9, 2011

Flower Shawl Number 2

 Well what do you think?  My second flower shawl is complete.  I made the centers from solid baby alpaca and the petals from Casscade Echo Duo.  Evey flower was made exactly the same, but because the Casscade yarn has some variegation, it changes the color of the petals.  I think this adds some depth to the flowers.
This shawl was a  much faster project to make then the cotton flower shawl.  First I used a  J hook instead of an H.  I doubled up the yarn for the first three rounds, and added an extra round to the flower.  All of this made for bigger flowers which means only 42 flowers had to be made instead of 50.

I am in love with the feel of this shawl, and I just want to wrap myself in it even though I am in shorts and it is almost 85 degrees outside today.

I am still trudging away on my knitted dress and yes, you guessed it I have started a  new crochet project.  You can hear all about that later.

Before I go I just want to say a special, "Hi" to my wonderful sisters-in-law, Barb, Dee and Nancy who are visiting my blog.  I love you all and am very lucky to have you in my life.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and find some time to do the things you love.

20 comments:

Julia said...

this is beautiful!!!! It looks so soft! Love the color, too.

Rose said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments! I agree that change is hard, but it will always bring good if we let it and look for it. By the way, are you on Ravelry? I love your crochet projects, I've been thinking about doing a little of it myself lately!

Rachel said...

Oh My Goodness!!!
This is absolutely stunning!

Rose Red said...

Wow! I love this version (I think even more than the first one!). It's so beautiful and elegant, and I love the yarns you've chosen.

by Teresa said...

Meredith, I absolutely love how chic and hip this looks.. you'll have to model it for us. Bravo on it!! You're so fast!!

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

Crochet with Raymond said...

this is just gorgeous Mere! Love it, I love the naturals, they looks fantastic together and this will look great with anything you wear! How inspiring are you!!!
XXXXX

Killiecrankie Farm said...

Magnificent !
Well done, so much work !!!!!!!!!!

Claudia said...

Mer, I think I like this one best. Those soft grays in all the different color combinations make for a stunning shawl. Bravo, sister!

xo
Claudia

Louise said...

Beautiful!

Rizzi said...

JUST GORGEOUS, YOU WILL LOOK SO ELEGANT WEARING IT. ALL THAT HARD WORK AND TIME MAKING IT, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. RIZZI

Susanne said...

OH HOW PRETTY!!!! I love the gray, and it will look good with so many colors, pink, peach, red, blue and more. Thank you for sharing with us. It makes me want to make one too :)

Monica@The White Bench said...

Very stilish indeed. Love you used different shades of the same color on this one.
Monica xo

Monica@The White Bench said...

Oh I meant to say, can you model it for us, pleeeaaaase ;)
Monica

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Meredith, The shawl #2 is really so stylish and elegant. The shades are so smart and with go with everything, both dress up and casual. Great job! I think I better make one soon. Have a great week. xoRobin❤

Teresa said...

It is really gorgeous, Meredith! I have yet to start mine--yes, I definitely HAVE to make one too! Can you let me know what pattern you used?
I'm a lot of a "when in doubt wear black" kind of person and grey / navy blue fall along those lines... though I'm trying hard to get more color in my life ie my wardrobe! So this shawl really hits the spot for me... Love it!
xx
Teresa

Cari said...

Oh my gosh ... you are one QUICK gal!! Love the 2nd shawl you finished. You go girl!! Hugs

tina said...

you are amazing! I am trying not to sniffle too loudly in my pea green envy-----

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Love it!!!

Lena said...

Oh my Meredith, this turned out so, so, pretty, and elegant. I love it.

"Petunia Pill" said...

Your shawl is beautiful! I'm working on one presently. It took me awhile to happen upon the pattern for the flower. I've made about 10 flowers thus far and just love the way it looks. I'm debating if I want a shawl or if I should keep "flowering" and make it into a blanket. I absolutely LOVE the shades you used here. Annette