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.