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.