Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Lace Bug...

I've been bitten again. The last time the lace bug bit was in the spring, resulting in one Sea Silk Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style, and one slightly heavier weight one in raspberry colored Koigu.

This time when it bit, it wanted lace weight wool or a wool blend. I found an overflowing cupboard of Fiddlesticks Zephyr Wool-Silk in my LYS, Three Bags Full.


Fiddlesticks Zephyr Wool-Silk is a 50/50 blend of merino wool and tussah silk (tussah silk is from wild silk worms, and is collected after the silk worm is done with it, making it the humane silk).

A deep plum color would be made mine, for it's resemblance to a AE sweatshirt I tried on at the AE in Bellingham was unmistakable. Stu said the color was great on me, but I opted for the familiar gray instead.Plum is destined to be a Print O' The Wave Stole by Eunny Jang. I will be knitting it in one piece instead of 2 halves grafted together. Life it too short for ugly graft lines in pretty lace shawls. Too. Short.

Pewter also spoke to me. It's silvery tendencies had me envisioning a lacy rectangular shawl, not to big, but sporting an extensively intricate border.


Likely the Pewter will be turned into something from Victorian Lace Today. Exactly what, I am not sure.

5 comments:

Ilix said...

yummy!! I can't wait to see what you get done with that lovely fiber! I really like the plum.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous yarn!

LadyLungDoc said...

Those both look very enticing!

lexa said...

I've never knit a shawl yet. Done some lacey socks, but never done "real" lace knitting. I do have yarn to make a Sakura Cherry Blossom shawl as my very first. I have also looked at yarn to make the Print O The Wave Stole, too. I think I'd do it all in one piece to avoid grafting, too. Bad enough doing it for socks and mittens!

Ann said...

The yarn looks so gorgeous & I love the color of Plum!