The pink Faroese-style shawl in Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk, 5 balls.
Pattern is a Lion Brand one from Cast On back in 2004. I haven't checked, but it might also be available on the LB website.
It's a little on the short side but perfect for keeping the shoulders etc warm, and the shorter length means it's also just right for draping over your front if you're sitting in a chair or in bed, reading or whatever.
The front view here shows the inside of the arrowhead lace panel.
I did not do the crochet edging around the bottom, since I barely had enough yarn left to bind off fairly loosely.
The only drawback to this yarn is that it does shed quite a bit. I wore black pants one day while I was working on it, and it looked as if I had been rolling around in pink fur.
It's the alpaca content. The long crimped fibers give it away. However, the softness of this yarn is incredible. It knits like air and feels like a feather when it's on.
I'm hoping my friend will enjoy it!
Now, this unruly-looking tangle is the 9 skeins of Bartlettyarn I got as an ebay bargain.
I mean, this all cost me $10.52 plus $5 to ship it.
This is what it looks like now, all neatly wound into fat little cakes.
Then there's the last picture, of some similar yarn that's a little lighter in color. I'm not posting a picture of it rolled since it looks very similar to the Bartlett.
There. Now I can go take more pictures for another post!