You know how it goes in a family. I made this Color Affection shawl as a birthday present for my mum. My mum was really really pleased and said she would cherish it. She especially appreciated “the handmade” of my gift. Like all sweet mums …
My sister. Could I make her one too?
No problem, I’d love it. But just to keep it interesting enough for me, here’s the deal.
She would give me a color range and I would chose the pattern and keep it as a surprise. Actually she liked Color Affection too, but having just finished the one for mum I couldn’t start another one so soon. Only after a year or so.
Her color choice: anything red, orange, purple. Apart or together, but that was part of the surprise.
I had several patterns in mind but finally ended up with Cameo by Paulina Popiolek.
I’m really pleased with how it worked out. The colors are a bit loud but I like that for summer. And it will look great on my sister with her very dark hair.
I used Mellifera yarn for the first time, a true delight. Very soft, light and it gives a nice drape to the shawl. I’m so happy there’s more of it in my stash.
If you have a Ravelry account, more pictures can be seen here.
Mellifera Yarns Single Socks