Last time we spoke about the leaf lace shawl I was waxing the praises of the white
cashmere merino laceweight. And it’s true — this yarn is to die for.
But I should know better. When I put down a project for months on end, something’s wrong and I’m avoiding it. In this case, the needle size just wasn’t right for the yarn’s gauge. That pic from last November shows the leaves really nicely but in person they’re not as clear. I was using a 3.75mm/US 5 and needle and there was more air in those YOs than I wanted.
I could have easily ripped and started from scratch but at 825 yards a ball I was going to have lots leftover anyway. So I visited the stash and came up with this.
it’s twinkletoes sock yarn
At this much heavier gauge I’m still using a 3.75/US 5 needle. I like it so much more. See?
I’ve had this yarn in my stash for two years, and now I’m wondering why. The pinks are right up my alley, and the touch of purple that works its way in makes me smile every time I knit a stitch with it.
That’s the happy-happy of it. The crazy-crazy? It’s supposed to be knit and blocked by Saturday for the lace knitting class.