i’ve been bitten …

… by kidsilk haze.  I can’t get enough.

Although I already have a shawl in progress, I couldn’t resist the siren song of the kidsilk.  It’s just so shiny and pretty.  For some reason — having to do with VLT, I suspect — I bought four balls of candy girl (606) a couple of years ago.  Those with eagle eyes and even sharper memories will note that I have knit nothing from the aforementioned VLT, instead I have just noodled around with rather more straightforward stockinette + lace scarflettes.  As a result, I have two remaining skeins of the lovely kidsilk haze in eye-searing pink with which to play.

As a reward (albeit small) for avoiding the latest threat of nervous collapse, I picked up Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle.  Enamored of Strikker’s Wool Peddler’s Shawl, I wanted one of my own.  At first, I was convinced yellow was the way to go — for a full-on copycat version.  But none of my yellows were right; it had to be fuzzy too.  But none of my fuzzy yarns were right either.  Then today, I remembered the kidsilk haze in the stash — in a decidedly not-yellow color — and got started.  So far, so good.

The yarn doesn’t really lend itself to being knit while reading, so this will definitely be my relaxation project.  As I don’t have quite enough yardage, I might have to do some fancy footwork and modify the number of repeats (is that possible? must check.) for a slightly smaller shawl or just buy more yarn.  Only time will tell.