At the speed of right
Sunday October 03rd 2010, 10:33 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

I’ll try to get a picture when it’s dry and in the daylight.  This is just so gorgeous!

I had some Kid Seta that I kept trying to use but that kept telling me no. I even started the first few rows of a shawl–but the no just got louder and I put it away for the right time.

Today, I broke off those few rows and tossed that little bit. (Frogging mohair…)

At Purlescence Thursday night, Sandi, Nathania, and Kaye had just opened a shipment from Manos del Uruguay and were tagging the new skeins.

I was so not going to buy any yarn…

Just one skein.  It took me awhile to decide which colorway of their baby alpaca/silk/cashmere “Lace” yarn (imaginative name, that). No two were exactly alike, which helped reduce temptation.

And then, seeing what I’d picked out, Sandi happened to think out loud that it would go really well with that Kid Seta over there.

Which I just so happened to already have some of.

I walked over and got one to put it with the Manos to see.

Sandi swooned. I swooned. Oh, perfect!  Splashes of silky light and, softened by the solid Seta fuzz, the Manos colors nestled down in and made themselves completely at home.

If you ever knit two laceweights together, I’ve learned, they both have to be fairly grabby yarns so one strand doesn’t snag and pull way out while the other one doesn’t–it makes for a beast of a repair job if one is slippery.

These were perfect.

And now  I’ve finished.

I will have to find out who the project is for: all I know yet is the keen sense of anticipation and delight that barely let me put those needles down the last two days.  Come tomorrow morning, it’s ready when life is!

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Can’t wait to see the visual. I am nearly done with what will almost certainly be my sister’s birthday present, later this month: one strand of Gloss Lace, one of Shadow, one of the otherwise impossible Alpaca Cloud. Teal, hunter, and moss green all tumbling about tweedishly.

Speaking of which, do you read brooklyntweed’s blog? He is coming out with his own line of yarn, spun by Harrisville. My stash-busting will be seriously derailed, I’m afraid!

Comment by Lynn 10.04.10 @ 12:33 am

I can’t wait to see. It sounds lovely. And only knitters would know that yarn has a secret power over you and what project it wants to be. I’m struggling with that a bit right now.

Comment by Mary 10.04.10 @ 5:05 am

Lovely! I’m also glad you posted this now… I’ve been thinking I wanted kid silk haze or something similar to pair with the merino silk single I’m spinning now.

Comment by Channon 10.04.10 @ 6:59 am

I can hardly wait to see it!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 10.04.10 @ 8:26 am

Must. Have. Photos. And…frogging mohair….shuddur!

Comment by Ruth 10.04.10 @ 9:08 pm

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