08 December 2010
7 Small Shawls: T - 24 days and counting down.
First, I just want to clarify what I said in my last post. I still fully intend to have my 10 shawls (including the 7 Small Shawls) designed and knit by the end of the year. YES! :) The ebook shawls just won't be test knitted and in your hands until a little later when my test knitters aren't doing their holiday knitting! But you'll be able to look at them here, see the process and watch
the insanity them take shape. And I will try to make you drool. I will try my very best. :)
Speaking of drooling...this yumminess is cashmere and silk from Lisa Souza in the Forbidden City colorway.
And let me tell you that you have never seen or felt a more incredibly sumptuous and decadent yarn. It's fairly fragile, though, so if you get a little knot like I did, try not to yank on it (like I did). (ETA: I wasn't all that clear on the knot thing; there wasn't a knot in the skein. When I was winding it, the yarn slip knotted itself as yarn is sometimes wont to do. I tried to pull it out and broke the yarn - totally my fault.)
I nearly cried when it broke. I hate wasting even an inch of this yummy stuff! I am feeling very red these days, so I've put aside the bunny-chewed Malabrigo for the time being and I'm playing with the yummy red yarn!
Look what I got in the mail!
It's from Steven over at bitchesgetstitches, who had a little contest over on his blog. It's green. And it's sock yarn. That makes it totally and completely perfect. Many thanks, Steven!