cherry blossom bandit; or, it’s time to get caught up.

There doesn’t seem much to say about this project: yarn and pattern came together so well, it practically knit itself.  Though luckily not, otherwise I would have missed out on the tactile pleasure of such super soft silky merino.
I’d never worked with Sundara’s yarn before: undoubtedly expensive, but, I would argue, definitely worth it.  This is the aran silky merino — it was heavenly, bunny soft and silky shiny.  I’m so glad I have some more coming from her Year in Color offerings.  Difficult to keep it financially responsible with so so much pretty wool.

cherry blossom bandit

This yarn, however, is from years ago.  I don’t even remember when I bought it, only that I was still living in NJ apartment no. 2 (The University Housing Years), which puts it at about 2006/07.  At the time, I had dreams of a sweater, so I have a couple of more skeins still to use.

cherry blossom bandit

As I didn’t want to dip into a third skein, I was a bit conservative about the lace repeats.  Looking back — and with plenty of skein two left over — I think I could have slipped in one more repeat of the body chart before beginning the edging.  As it is, it’s just  shy of Perfect Shawl Proportions: wingspan of 48″, depth of 22″.

But it does keep a person warm in a freezing office.

Further details here.