Color Me Thrilled

I sent oldest daughter a picture of some yarn - yummy Madelinetosh Pashmina, wool, cashmere and silk, in gorgeous shades of teal - asking if she'd like a scarf. She said 'no'. . . . 
She'd rather have a shawl. I quickly emailed some links - before she could change her mind - and started work that night on her new wrap, using my favorite pattern

Four days later, after about 10 hours of work (the benefits of having made this pattern once or twice or more before), it was done and will be on its way to Colorado shortly.
Can you tell I'm just a little bit happy about converted Rach to the shawl side? (Hey, current fashion may have had something to do with it, but I'm still taking credit. It's a mother's crocheter's prerogative.)

I also finished a set of fingerless mitts - finished, I might add, on the day the temps hit 90+ in November. Timing is everything, right?
These are made with Pagewood Farm's 'Tundra', 165-yards of camel and silk lusciousness that I spotted at Loop and Leaf and had to have. 

I made up this pattern as I went along, including the between-finger connections that should keep these from sliding off my hands.
I was trying to use up all 165 yards, without running out before I finished. I needn't have worried about the running out part - I still had 20 of the 50 grams when these were done. 
I'm thinking maybe another pair of mitts . . . without the wrist ribbing . . . long and lacy . . . maybe Tunisian . . .  Stay tuned. . . .


Vickie said...

LOVE, love the shawl. Making up the mitten pattern as you go? Beyond clever; love the yarn!!!!