I have to be honest. When I first saw this pattern on Ravelry, I didn’t think I’d ever make it. I’m too picky about things to purposely make something asymetrical. It looked like a pretty shawl, but not for me.
Then … Deb popped over from Nederland, CO and wore one into the shop in April. That was the day I picked out my three colors for my own Color Affection. And, as seems to be my habit after making a shawl one time, I am now making another one. (Seriously. Now I understand why they sometimes call this the Color Infection or the Color Affliction. It just gets to you! My excuse? One to display at the shop and one to wear. It’s a good way to justify the fact that I always seem to make shawls in twos. Weird.) This first one was done with Shalimar Breathless (Melba, Neptune and Tequila Sunrise). We have another big batch of Breathless arriving soon, and I cannot wait to get my hands on more of it. It’s LUSCIOUS. It’s now on my short list of very favorite yarns, most of which contain some cashmere. I have developed a definite preference for the nice stuff.
My second one is for Camp Loopy Project One and I’m enjoying it as much as I enjoyed working on the first one. This one is out of some Madelinetosh Sport and Pashmina that I had in my stash and I’m loving the colors. Photos when I finish it!
What do you think about asymetrical patterns? Are you a fan of them? Have you tried the Color Affection Infection Affliction? Is Earth and Sky really the only other 3-color shawl pattern out there? That’s the only one you all mentioned in the blog comments last week when I asked. I think someone needs to start designing more, don’t you?