…all laid out for blocking.

This shawl came out at about 15×86 inches.

A much longer waving lace section:

Flowing into the openwork:

Can you see the join?

Looks pretty good up close, too:

So there it is. Two versions, one design. I love the color of this one, and I like the lace in the heavier yarn. The yarn softened up a lot on washing, and it has great drape, though it’s not as soft and warm as the alpaca. In sock weight merino, this is a spring or fall piece, where the alpaca is definitely a winter piece.

While the new shawl was blocking, I started a new project with the Claudia:

It occurred to me last week that Branden has no handwarmers in Germany. He has 3 pair in storage in Madison, but none here where the weather is suddenly cold. And so began a new pair. Never hurts to have a few, right?