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Back to the regularly scheduled post:
The many choices for lace projects are so great and I just can't seem to decide just what to do and when to do it. I signed up for the The Amazing Lace Along and told Theresa I wanted a big ass
lace project team mate but hadn't decided what it should be. Maybe you can give me your two cents worth.
In my stash are 20 balls of Elann's Baby Silk, color Aubergine, purchased for the Kimono Stole in Folk Shawls. (I can't find my book, however.) Also, in the stash is a large skein, about 1000 yds, of beautiful Kingfisher blue merino lace weight from New Zealand. It was unassigned but, Mim's Mountain Peaks Shawl would be fabulous in this color and I'd like to knit it soon. Laurie also sent a lovely gift cone of cashmere in a deep purple that would make up nicely into Mim's shawl. However, it might be a bit fine and I don't want to fuss with making more repeats to enlarge the shawl.
Another very exciting possibility is the Blue/Violet lace weight purchased last year from Grayce, of Plain and Fancy Wool, at Estes Wool Market. It would knit into a wonderful stole and with 1600 yds it could be anything! After perusing several web sites and books, it was in Three-Cornered and Long Shawls by Sigridur Halldórsdóttir, that I found something different and beautiful. It's a long shawl, pictured on the front of the translation booklet, with a pretty lace border and pattern stitches on EVERY ROW! It would be difficult and may be beyond my capability. It must also be graphed together, which I know I'll need help to do (or will need to beg and grovel so someone else will do it for me). I could use any of the above yarn choices for it too but, it scares me a bit.
Of course CeCe is already in process but, she'll be knit anyway and I'd like a stole or shawl to take me through the summer…something big ass big (and beautiful).
In the mean time Mountain Stream II is streaming along nicely.