Sunday, August 19, 2007

Teh yarn, it is purchased!

I picked Fino laceweight silk and alpaca in a lush 'old rose' color. It's probably a bit dark for cherry blossoms, but I wanted to try this yarn and the pink was just a bit too, too 'baby pink' for me.

Slightly belated introduction here. I am loving lace. Hanami will be my fifth shawl or full stole. There have been some smaller lace projects in there, too - cowls and scarves and socks and such. I am working on MS#3, on Clue #4 - but I'm being torn as to whether to 'wing or not wing'. So work on it has slowed to a crawl as I decide.

I have no other lace OTN at this point (I really try to be somewhat one or two projects at a time.), but in the 'queue' are the Bee Fields Shawl, the Bee Stole, Eunny Jang's Print o' the Wave in gossamer. AND I am looking at yarns and patterns for a wedding veil for my future daughter in law!

I still need to find the beads for this. I think the irridescent grey beads that I got for MS#3 will also look good on the Fino. I can't wait for us to start!


J. said...

My sister is getting married next year and I was thinking of making her a shawl. Now that you mention a veil, I may have to change my mind. Hmmm..

Welcome to the KAL!

erica said...

I'm dying to knit the honey bee stole, too! Isn't it absolutely gorgeous? I received the pattern last week and I think it might be a little trickier than Hanami, but seems like a very well-written pattern.

beadntat said...

I think you will be thrilled with the Fino yarn for your Hanami. It is such an awesome yarn! I knit the Shetland Tea Shawl from Gathering of Lace in a mulberry shade of Fino and couldn't be more delighted with the outcome. Good luck!

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

J, what I'm thinking of doing is knitting a very fine 'wedding ring' type square shawl. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 5-6 foot side length. Then VERY CAREFULLY gathering it to a headpiece or wreath for the wedding day.

Then I'll VERY CAREFULLY take it apart, reblock it back to square and they can use it for a christening shawl for any future grandbabies.