As some of you know I've had this shawl finished for over a month and have been waiting for a properly sunny day to take photos. Well the sun hasn't been around these parts very much of late so I had to settle on a somewhat bright and snowy day. Before I show you pictures let me give you some project details. This was a fantastic mindless project for me. By the end I was crocheting without even looking at my work. I used cotton for the whole thing, which is sort of an odd choice for winter but I really loved that neon yellow and the drape of the whole thing is just wonderful. The yarn used is (pictured):
I used an entire skein of Cotone for each stripe of gray/brown and just crocheted until they were used up. What a fun way to do a pattern, letting the yarn decide! The purple Shine worsted from Knit Picks is the splash of color on the neckline as well as the final border. The Line Pura is the line of ombre grey along the border. The Sun City Project was my original inspiration for the whole piece; I found it on clearance at one of my local yarn shops on a very dreary day and absolutely knew that I needed to make something wearable from it to drive away the rainy sadness. I do love a good rainy day but when there's no break for months and months you need a little daily pick-me-up, don't you think?
The basic granny shawl pattern was borrowed from one of my favorite crochet blogs, Haak Maar Raak's Vintage Sweet Shawl.
As for the name, it comes from the way that the headlights of cars glisten on rainy streets. I've never used my headlights so much during the daytime as I do these days. Would you like to see the whole thing?