Knitting continues (ever more slowly lately) (because gardening) on this beast. . .
Although I had flirted with the idea of putting it down to start something a little more . . . summer-y, I've opted to slog on with the mitred squares. (It's fun. I'm in the groove. And, mostly, I just tend to be a monogamous knitter.)
But I've reached that point in the project where I begin to contemplate my next knitting project. (I usually spend at least half of my current project dreaming and scheming what I'll make next.)
I spent several days dreaming about this sweater, but decided to wait until fall is near.
Finally, my scheming settled on this for my next project! I even have the perfect yarn. (Thinking about this one got me through two and a half tiers of the mitred square project without distraction, so committed I am.)
And then . . .
Well. Then, I did a little organizing down in my sewing room (where I keep my yarn), and I stumbled across this yarn I had completely forgotten about.
I picked this up at the Michigan Fiber Festival last August. Three heavenly skeins -- two in the grey-ish/taupe-ish solid color, and one with those lovely shades of pink and coral mixed in. I bought all she had! No plan at all. I just had to have it. (You know how that goes. . . )
So now I'm just thinking about this yarn. And what I might do with it. Although it's fun to dream and scheme about possibilities, this one really has me stumped. Maybe y'all can help? Here are the specs on the yarn:
- It's "heavy lace" weight (which feels a lot like "light fingering" to me).
- Each skein has 350 yards (so that's 700 yards solid; 350 yards of the mix-y one).
- The fiber content is really dreamy: super fine alpaca, super fine merino, type C pygora, yak, cultivated silk, camel down, and angora bunny (let's just say super, super touchable and leave it at that).
(For about 6 hours, I thought it might be perfect for that Shakerag top in the new Mason Dixon Field Guide.) (But then I got hold of myself and said ALL of those fibers . . . and not one of them linen . . . you are nuts!!!)
What do you think? What should I do with this gorgeous yarn??? I'm open to suggestions . . . I have about 28 more mitred squares for more contemplation!
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