7.13.2007

Lace on the brain

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Thank you for all for your wonderful compliments on Swallowtail! With that happy success, it’s been difficult for me to get lace out of my mind. Never mind that I have deadline gift knitting prodding my conscience and clamoring for attention, my neurons persist in chanting “lace, lace, lace.” Being in possession of both a feather-light mini Bosworth (glowing red cedar, 0.6 ounces – can you say love?) that lace-weight singles practically flow off of and merino-silk roving begging to become lace certainly doesn't help matters either. I said I was hooked before. Oh, how I understated matters.

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With my much larger Kundert to help ply, half of the roving has already been turned into near laceweight 2-ply. Now, fingers crossed that at the end of four ounces, I’ll have enough yardage to knit myself one of these. Go on, take a look. Just be sure to remember to keep breathing, or have a swooning couch handy!

6 Comments:

Blogger hege said...

I love that picture of the little guy with yarn on his head. That's awesome! :) I love your photos!

So you are spinning the yarn for your next lace project! Merino-silk! That's just amazing! It will be a wonderful shawl. Enjoy yourself!

8:33 AM  
Anonymous nova said...

Near laceweight is laceweight as far as I am concerned! My lace spinning is horrible. I need to give it another try...

10:17 AM  
Blogger Philippa said...

Oh gosh, you do impress me. I feel quite like a toddler in comparison! I'm so pleased, though. Can't wait to see it knitted up! xo

7:06 AM  
Anonymous le chat qui coud said...

i love the yarns and the beast looool

i spin too!!! we are spining together!!!! lol

11:41 AM  
Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Oh, dear, not another shawl I must knit! The list is long...

Lovely hand-spun. It's so fun to watch your spinning progress.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Nora said...

Heeee... I love him!!

6:53 AM  

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