.... a day makes. Well, yes. But that's not what I'm talking about, actually. I'm talking about the difference that blocking can make to a shawl. Same pattern shawl, slight difference in the blocking, big difference in the end result - as you can see:
|Lale Lace Shawl, Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace|
|Lale Lace Shawl, Austermann Merino Lace|
And a close-up so you can see I beaded the burgundy version:
Both yarns were laceweight, knitted on 3.75mm needles; I used 25g/350m of the Austermann Merino Lace, and approx. the same of the Cascades Alpaca Lace. Both shawls were blocked aggressively, but the pink shawl is larger; the burgundy shawl is beaded, using 19g or so of size 8/0 ruby silver-lined Czech preciosa rocailles from Laserbeads at Etsy, who combines excellent prices with matching service and quality.
An interesting comparison of resulting shape and size - at least to me. For you ? You may have this classy ear-worm for the rest of the day: