Oh man, look what came in the mail yesterday!
A pattern, and TWO skeins of Susie's 50% tussah silk/50% merino yarn in the Midnight Rainbow/Harlot's Peacock colorway.
See, Susie made the mistake of sighing that she didn't have time or inclination to make a lace shawl for herself. So I told her I'd make her one. Hey, I already make more lace shawls than I can wear now, and I'm happy to have a chance to share with someone else. I really didn't expect the extra skein of yarn. (Susie, I'd've done it for NOTHING!) But when she offered it, I accepted.
It's like a black opal. At first you just see the dark shade, but then the subtle color variations start showing up. It's got greens and burgandies and blues and I don't know what all. It's gorgeous. Of course, it's also dark, so I borrowed a tip from Fleegle and pulled out one of my headlamps to wear while knitting it. Works great. And the added benefit of the headlamp is that it really lets the shine of the silk show through, and brings out the color variations while I knit. Yummy...
Charlene Schurch's new book, and the Yarn Harlot's new book. I got Charlene's book because I test-knitted one of the patterns. Dear Robert brought me back Stephanie's new book from his manager's meeting in Denver.
Life is good, mostly.