I have one more skein of yarn to show you guys from Handspun February. I bought this beautiful Wool/Silk blend from All Spun Up for my birthday. As soon as it arrived I knew that I had to begin spinning.
Originally I spun this thinking that the yarn would be perfect for the Laminaria shawl but in the end the yarn was a bit too variegated to show off the wonderful stitches. I also did not get as much yardage as I had hoped. This skein is 650 yards, and about 25 WIP, just a bit shy of the 1000 yards required for the large Laminaria.
Once I realized that this yarn wouldn’t work for what I imagined, I started to think about knitting a lace ribbon scarf. I really like how the pattern looks and thought that maybe I should knit something that is not a shawl for a bit; then the Spring issue of Knitting came out that was the end of all those plans. There she was, Aeolian, all the stars lined up. I have the perfect weight yarn, the perfect yardage, and I even have some beads hanging around the apartment. I think that I’ll stop in my local craft store to see if they have some more colorful beads that match my yarn instead of the clear ones I have.
My only dilemma is do I cast on now or wait until I finish my Peacock Feathers Shawl?