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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Iris Laceweight

I finished spinning the Iris Merino and Silk and got it all plied and washed yesterday. I ended up with 590 yards, which should be plenty for the Flower Basket Shawl (I said Flower Garden, I meant Flower Basket - I blog in an uncaffeinated state - you guys should appreciate that I even use full sentences). The color in yesterday's post is truer to the actual yarn, for some reason it looks more blue in today's photo than it really is. I've wanted to do the Flower Basket Shawl for a while now (actually ever since it was published - IK Fall 2004) but I haven't had the perfect yarn and I wasn't sure what color to use. This yarn just seems perfect for it. It should knit up as V shaped stripes, but since the colors are soft and blend together and the lace pattern is simple and repetitive, I think it will be a good combination.


Anonymous diane said...

That is beautiful!!! How did you manage to get that spun without the puppy dragging it all over the house?

7:42 AM  
Blogger funkyknits said...

I covet your yarn! Your spinning is beautiful - coming to your blog really makes me feel like I need to get my butt in gear and learn to spin! I can't weight to see it as a Flower Basket shawl; I made one for myself last year and love the pattern.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

That is so gorgeous. I am envious!

11:47 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Beautiful! It's definitely subtle enough for lace. It will make a lovely shawl!

12:25 PM  
Blogger handknit168 said...

By imagination, it should be beautiful for the FBS

1:53 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Very beautiful - perfect for the pattern. Can't wait to see it!

4:06 AM  
Blogger Opal said...

That yarn will look stunning as a Flower Basket shawl. I'm so looking forward to seeing it emerge.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I must say you did a fantastic job on this lace spinning piece. How were you able to spin so thin??

9:13 AM  

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