Sunday, September 5, 2010
Shawl of Gem Tones Finished
Well even with a new puppy I managed to finish the shawl and it turned out much prettier than I thought when I started out. The yarn stripes nicely and will be even prettier when I block it. It is acrylic yarn but after a good steaming it will drape better. I recommend the Deborah Norville Serenity yarn. It is easy to work with and is washable/dryable. Acrylic is so easy to use. I know, I know, you dyed in the wool folks disagree but you can't deny it is easy to wear. I'm now making a flying diamond shawl using the small bit of this yarn along with a Berocco DK Red. It is turning out to be quite attractive. It will appear here soon as will Shaunti who is asleep under my desk as I type this. At least she has grown too big to sit in my lap as she did earlier. She now weighs 6 lbs, up from the 2-1/2 lbs earlier. She is quite a feisty little puppy. The Vet commented that she is 'very full of herself.' I think this is a nice way of saying she is stubborn. But, she is smart and has learned to 'go' outside and is learning to bump the poochie bells on the door so I can hear her without having to be aware of her sitting at the door looking at me when she needs to 'go.' She looks like a little bear cub right now but next Thursday is her 1st grooming when she should begin to look like her poodle self. We love her!!!