Another treat from the Yarn District in Buenos Aires

My friend Jody sent such a wonderful bag of yarn goodies to me!

This is a decadent collection of alpaca, laceweight yarn. It is a warm-toned brown and is unbelievably soft. I can’t wait to cast-on a shawl but I’m not sure about the design. I don’t want to make my usual Pi shawl because the alpaca yarn is going to be very warm. It certainly doesn’t need to be doubled over like you do when you where a Pi shawl.

I also think I want a relatively tight stitch pattern. Textured rather than lacy. Umm, what to do, what to do. I’m open to suggestions.