Thursday, November 02, 2006

My Favorite Luxury Yarn

Lace weight angora is my favorite luxury yarn. I remember discovering it at Aunt Mary's Yarn Barn shop when I was around 8. However, there was no way my mom was going to spend that much on a skein of yarn for me, or allow me to use my own money, for that matter. (click for bigger)


I bought this yarn on Ebay, back in 2000. I really wish I had bought more than one ball. This poor yarn has been knit up about three times now. In 2003, is when I found the Rose Trellis Lace pattern and tried to make a small shawl. It was the first time at making a shawl, so I didn't really have an idea about how much yardage would be required, plus the ball was bigger and fluffier when it first arrived.

It came to about the size of nice head kerchief. I knit, ripped and re knit hoping the second time with a smaller border it might work. Don't ask me why. Sometimes, I just do things that don't make a whole lot of sense.

This is now, a small scarf, two pattern repeats with a four stitch garter border. Every few months, I pull it out and knit a few rows, smile and put it back in the bag. I'm not in any real hurry to finish it, as I just love to feel the yarn run through my fingers.

As I said, I have enough WIP's for a post a day, probably for several months. Coming soon the unveiling of this as a FO.


This is from The Gathering of Lace. I could only find just two other bloggers that have completed this as well.


Meanwhile, Bootsie is watching to make sure I stay on my toes.

1 comment:

Micky said...

Just beautiful lace work!