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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Luna Shawl aka The Eyepopper


Another shawl, ya'll!  I'm on a shawl kick lately.  The Southernism "ya'll" is because I just returned from a visit to Tennessee where a waitress at O'Charley's about darlin'-ed us to death.  I definitely said "ya'll" when I was growing up in the South, but I never called anybody "darlin'" or "sugar."  Still, I think it beats having a waiter or waitress address your group as "you guys" when at least half the group is female!

In February I wrote about my first shawl, made with the "Ruby" pattern by Anastasia Roberts, which you can purchase on Ravelry.  I liked it so much, I made another.  This time, however, I used three skeins of Cascade Luna Paints yarn in Solar Flare.  It is a wonderfully soft and cozy worsted weight Peruvian cotton, much thicker than the microfiber I used in the first shawl.  I thought three skeins, which I already had on hand, would be enough, but I had to cut short the ruffle. It's really, really bright, but I think it will be fun with a simple t-shirt and plain cardigan.


26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous spring colors and not a moment too soon! I hope you are enjoying spring weather and not buried under 3 feet of snow like me!

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  2. Wow- That is just gorgeous. I just love it-the colors and the pattern. We have TONS of snow...if you get the chance pop by my blog and you can see just how much snow we got on the first day of Spring- xo Diana

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  3. You're too funny! I'm a girl from the Midwest living in the South and I'm starting to say "y'all"..it actually comes in real handy too!
    Love your shawl and your first one too. Gorgeous yarns! I just not a shawl girl...I garden and paint and cook and I could never keep one on much less clean! But I may make some for sitting in bed reading at night in the Winter. I turn down the thermostat and my shoulders and chest get cold so it would be great for that! What's next? LOL!

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  4. What a lovely splash of colour against your armchair. I'm very much a shawl person so I love it. I find shawls are so practical when I have to teach in a drafty classroom or invigilate an exam. I'm making one for myself at present but I am getting sidetracked with swap makes so its taking a long long time to finish!

    ok sugar.....keep well


    Amanda :-)

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  5. ohhhhh, I love the color! and the pattern is very pretty...nice job.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  6. HA HA---We here in TN are VERY friendly... We hear alot of 'Darlin's' and 'Honey's'......I also heard a "You-ens" recently. We were in Sam's and the door lady who checks our purchases said "You-ens have a good evenin!" ha ha ha... Welcome to Tennessee. Where were you in TN????

    Beautiful shawl.. I love the colors and pattern.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. It really is a pretty color, dar.....oooops! Occasionally, here in Texas, a man will address a woman as "little lady". I just laugh about it. I guess it does beat "you guys".

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    1. I don't mind being called darlin' or sugar, I just find it kind of funny.

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  8. Perfect pops of color in the middle of this long Minnesota winter. I really ought to get back into a craft again. It's been years.

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  9. That is just gorgeous! I bet you'll get lots of comments on that when you wear it! I'm almost done with the ruffle on my blue/green/purple microfiber one.... can't wait!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. Great shawl, certainly striking in colour

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  11. Great job! Don't you find knitting so relaxing? Xo,

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    1. I do love to knit or crochet in the evening when watching TV. I can relax but still feel like I'm getting something done!

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  12. I lurrrrve the colours, so pretty and bright (especially on a freezing cold day like today). I need to get myself in gear and make a shawl, I do crave one! Ya'll keep warm now :) xx

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  13. A very bright and lovely colour...I wish I knew how to knit or crochet.

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  14. So pretty!

    I have an alpaca shawl -- so warm!

    Pearl

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  15. Love the shawl, it is so bright and beautiful. We said "you Guys" all the time in Michigan and I swear I still do. I lived in Virginia for 2 years and had to force my self not to say y'all the whole time I was there.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  16. This is so pretty. It would be lovely paired with a pair of white pants on a cool night.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  17. It's beautiful. And will be lovely to slip on when its a bit chilly.

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  18. Beautiful! I love the bright colors.

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  19. It's very pretty! And, I love the colors! I bet it was so much fun to make!

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  20. Lovely shawl! I love to make them but don't wear them. I just give them away and I should start wearing them at least around the house. Thanks for the visit and comment on my blog. We must be related, I haven't heard or see the word "ingrate" for years! Too funny! You made me laugh out loud. Love your blog and I'm glad I found a fellow Mid-westerner.
    Eileen:)

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  21. I love the shawl, it looks perfect for spring!!

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  22. Your shawl looks beautiful. Loving the bright spring colors.

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