Finished! twilight stole

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!


Anonymous said…
It's beautiful! I'm drooling in anticipation!

Anonymous said…
It looks absolutely lovely! Lace is sort of addictive, I've found :)
Mrs. Allroro said…
Maybe you can keep one for Anya and give it at a milestone.
katie said…

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