I smell like a chimpanzee in an unkempt zoo and I've got a kitchen full of dirty dishes but instead of bathing myself or anything else, I had to dash outside and take pictures of this:
Dusk is approaching, and though I've never tried photographing in the early evening light, I thought it appropriate for something named "Twilight."
I am in love with this project. A little soak in lavender Eucalan did wonders for this yarn. It's still sticky and wooly, but blocking gave the yarn halo and depth.
Pattern: Twilight from A Fine Fleece. The pattern is so incredibly simple, yet so beautiful. Very, very easy, but as long as I was watching TV (or sometimes the kids, when they were playing nicely without interference, which does happen, if rarely) I never got bored. Probably because I love the yarn so much...
Yarn: unnamed shetland fingering weight, a vintage family heirloom. I never knew my mom's cousin Ruthie (the original owner), but I could feel that it was special as I was knitting it. It's heathery and warm and light as air. I don't know if this yarn is even considered "good" quality, actually. Sometimes it got so thin I was afraid it would break, and there were a few sections that seemed barely spun, just wisps of fleece. But I don't care. This object will be treated with care.
Needles: size 6 Addi Turbo Lace. Totally worth the money, which, by the way, I would not say about regular Addis.
Made for: Either my mom or one of her twin sisters. I have more of this shetland yarn, in 3 other colors. So I'm going to make a project out of each and then decide which one befits whom the best. Or let them choose. I'm not sure. (And yes, I can do the math. That's four projects for three women. I might keep the extra one. Or find someone else in the family who would like it.)
Dudes, I've been bitten by the lace bug. I can't wait to start the next one. You'll have to keep reading to find out what that's going to be!
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