85/15

As much as I love the kid silk haze, it’s not all that easy to knit.  Lots of mohair fluff wrapped around a tiny lace-weight silk thread … in short: a disaster waiting to happen if the knitter is less than attentive.  Unfortunately, that pretty much describes my state of mind lately when it comes to knitting.  I want relaxation, not further demands on my already weak system.
Enter my lovely local 85/15, a very manageable two-ply with a bit of heft and body.  Not to mention a lovely fuzzy halo, courtesy of the angora.  Right now I’m just enjoying the knitting … I don’t know what exactly this will turn into.  A shawl, certainly; a seraphim shawl, possibly.  I only have half the required yardage, but I love the idea of eyelets gaining momentum and transitioning into the main lace border.  Perhaps my brain could handle some basic modfications.
Until then, stockinette is just right.
p.s. The first comment on this post will be number 500!  Pretty crazy, huh?  I can’t handle putting together a celebratory contest thingummy at the moment.  Maybe, instead, we’ll have a “wow, I live in Nashville now” type random drawing featuring Dolly Parton or something.  Thanks for reading!
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7 thoughts on “85/15

  1. I just finished up my 3rd Ishbel and am itching to do another, but with a twist, so I immediately though of you and your creative shawls and clicked on over here. I’m thinking of using some sea silk in straw, maybe starting out with Ishbel and then morphing into swallowtail. I’m a lemming, for sure!

  2. you are the queen of lace knitting! absolutely lovely. and what is that red and white bag peeking out from the corner of your photo? i have a serious weakness for bags. and, apparently, sock yarn, early in the morning, as evidenced by some purchasing this morning…
    yay for 500+ comments!

  3. Just lovely! You’re really rockin’ the shawls lately. I’ve been wearing my first Ishbel a lot recently, and now I want more, too.

    BTW, I’ll be in Oregon July 23-27 — the 23rd and 27th will be mostly taken up with travel, but it would be great to meet up if you’re still in the Pacific NW at that time!

  4. Aww, that yarn does look smooth and snag-free. The control-freak in me can’t believe you don’t know what it’s going to become yet, though. How do you live with the uncertainty?!? Ahhh!

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