I just don’t think there is anything nicer than cashmere…
Well, maybe the exception to that is cashmere and silk. Isn’t that nice?
I bought this yarn in California when I was visiting my mother – it is Golden Line Superior from Filatura Di Crosa. Its 70% cashmere, 30% silk – and I can’t help but love it. After I finished Traveling Woman, I needed a commute knitting project, so I looked through my stash and saw the yarn and thought it’s time had come. A friend of my mother’s knit my Mom a scarf and my Mom wanted to give her something in return. Mom can’t knit lace anymore and asked me to knit something – she wanted something special so we went to the yarn store while I was visiting and when we saw a scarf made from this yarn we knew it was the perfect yarn to use for a special gift.
It took me a bit to find the right pattern for this – I wanted something simple because I don’t like to worry about charts on the train, but something that would be lacey and light. After wandering Ravelry for a while, I found the Party Lace scarf and thought that I’d give it a try.
It turned out to be the perfect pattern – easy and simple, but something that works really well with the yarn. And the beads on the end just add a little something extra. All in all, I’m really enjoying this and I am about half way done. My mother is coming to visit in May and I’m hoping to have it done so she can just take it home with her. I mentioned to her the other night how much I liked the yarn, and that I wished I had bought a ball for me. Today I got an email from her asking what the yarn was so she could bring me another ball of it. Of course I didn’t turn down that offer!
Its been very busy here – lots of happenings but I’ve taken terrible pictures and probably should re-take them before I post them. Its been so busy we haven’t had a lot of down time – but someone has is going to have a lot of down-time in the next two weeks…
Poor Ruby – she has a slipped disk and will be confined for two weeks. The vet thinks it could be playing with Penny or just running and jumping. It just happened suddenly today and now she’s sad and depressed with no one but her stuffed bunny for company.
I haven’t done a lot of knitting at night so I haven’t made a lot of progress on Coraline. I am pretty sure at this point that I won’t have it ready to wear to Maryland Sheep and Wool (if I’m going) but I’m going to keep on plugging on it and I’ll wear it when I can. Although – I’ve felt the urge of a new project lately – maybe a new shawl? A pair of socks? I think this is why I never finish sweaters – it just takes too long and I get distracted by new and pretty things.
OK, I think I”ll go have fun with cashmere – have a good week!