Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Kiss my handmaiden
I have been admiring Handmaiden yarn by Fleece Artist from afar, and finally took the plunge, in a big way, at the Color Song online store. I especially wanted some 100% cashmere to make the "Inner Truth" scarf in Mag Knits. I have never knit with 100% cashmere and I wanted to see what the fuss was about.
I indulted in four kits: Antique Lace, Celtic Vest and the Maid Marian Vest. That means I will be knitting with Lady Godiva, their wool silk blend (which I have considered for a clapotis) I chose the Lily Pond colorway. The Celtic Vest is in Scotian Silk, another wool silk blend. Maid Marian is knit with Stretoo & Lady Godiva, and I am curious to learn what is meant by the Fleece Artist "swing technique" of alternating yarns. The fourth kit is from Nature Song Yarn, which is a line of handcrafted organic yarns using plant dyed, natural colors. I was tempted by the Imperial Pagoda Scarf by Hand Jive Knits which looks like it would be fun to use for some of my other stash yarns. I chose the lovely Jade Agate colorway.
I have made tremendous progress on my Amazing Lace project and am close to finishing the middle section and starting the final frill. It was quite a challenge but I feel I learned a lot and am willing to try another simple lace project.
Posted by WHCounselor at 7:26 AM