Mmmmmm, new yarn. Isn't this gorgeous? Super fine merino wool yarn, in a 2 ply lace weight from Kaalund Yarns.
The colour? Poinsettia, of course. What else could these lush reds be?
At $13 a ball and 356m in length, this one little scrumptious yarn cake is enough to make a lace shawl. An entire shawl! Just the thought of it makes my mind boggle. I haven't knit lace before and I've been wanting to give it a try for a while. So this little baby is destined to become a gift for my sister. She's not a shawl kind of gal, but a long rectangular scarf with a nice unfussy lace pattern, one that shows off the subtle colour changes in this yarn, should be just the ticket for either her birthday in August or even Christmas maybe. Project!
Oh, speaking of which, I cast on last night and started knitting the Japanese rib zip front cardigan I mentioned here. Only instead of white, I'm doing it in black. I thought black would be hard to knit, but it actually hasn't been a problem at all. With a little extra lighting, courtesy of a lamp beside my sofa, it hasn't been a problem. So far so good!