Sunday, June 15, 2008

Camel Lace

Though my recreational knitting centers around stockinette (for stockings, go figure), cables and Fair Isle, I have lately found myself intrigued by lace. Not that I have a recreational knitting life these days, but I've done a few lace socks for the book, and the fear of making intentional holes in my knitting has nearly disappeared. I've spun several sets of yarn specifically for lace knitting, and I am really looking forward to knitting for fun again (after July 11- I keep repeating to myself, after July 11). This latest yarn will make a gorgeous, light lace scarf, I think.

This is a fiber blend from my friend Dana- it has dyed wool (not sure what kind), and natural down from her camels (they call that color camel for a reason). It's more rusty than the pics look, and it's spun fine enough that it should drape beautifully. This skein is 1.7 ozs and 160 yds (still not 100yds per oz), 2-ply. I have about 1.5ozs left to spin, so I'll have around 300 yds to play with when I get done. I can't wait to get to it.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Oooh, yes! I've been doing lace lately -- my very first actual laceweight (as opposed to fingering) shawl. I found the pattern on the Knitpicks site: Flame Shawl, I think. I'm doing it in alpaca, which it seems to me would be very much like camel, no? Yours is stunning, BTW!