I started playing around with different yarns to use last night. Tried a midnight colored lace merino first with US 3 needles--it didn't seem to work for me. Maybe it would have looked great in the end but didn't think I wanted to take the chance.
Now I am working with some tilli tomas yarn --voile de la mer (olive- colorway). This could be the yarn for my peacock---thinking of doing the "top" of the shawl with this yarn and then changing to some Habu silk for the "bottom feathers". (Maybe holding soft morhair with the habu)
Does anyone have any thoughts on using 2 yarns for the shawl? Would it work? Do you think it would be too weird?