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In the spring a young girl’s fancy…

March 26, 2011

…lightly turns to thoughts of lace.

~Alfred Lord Tennyson (if he had been a knitter)

Yes, lace is a veritable obsession with me lately. I have lace on every one of my needles. Okay, maybe not that many but I do have a LOT of projects cast on. Some of them I will wait to share with you later but I want to share these because I want to share the new yarns I am trying out.

First up is The Crafts Meow Ice Cream Sundae Sock in Cherries Jubilee colorway.

The yarn is a firmly twisted fingering weight 75% merino, 25% nylon. I like the tight twist. It makes the yarn an excellent choice for lace. It took the yarn a bit before it decided what it wanted to be but finally we decided that it was perfectly suited for a fun and lacy shawl.

Next is Knit Picks Chroma in Mesa colorway.

Chroma is a single ply yarn that reminds me a lot of handspun. Because of that it tends to have a bit of fuzz when you knit it so it takes a little time to get used to. The coolest thing about it is the color. It is one of the yarns with long color repeats. It transitions beautifully from one color to the next.

Finally, is some BFL lace from Meadowalake Arts in Phoenix Tail colorway.

This one is on the needles but I haven’t bothered to take a photo of it yet since it is only big enough for a Barbie right now. I did get a photo of the yarn. The yarn is soft and light laceweight that will be perfect for warding off the chill from the air conditioner.

The design is inspired by one of my favorite characters from The Hobbit, that I have been reading for Tolkien Reading Day. Because I am feeling rather nostalgic about all things middle earth, I have a special treat for you. Enter the code TH.HobbitKAL into the “use coupon code” box of your shopping cart, any you will get a 15% discount on all my Lord of the Rings themed patterns (the patterns in the Arwen and Aragorn series). You should see the discount applied before you go to check out. This code is good until midnight 31 March 2011.

Happy Spring and happy knitting.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2011 10:01 am

    Love all the photos. What beautiful colors! Thanks for giving me a big smile this morning.

  2. March 26, 2011 4:06 pm

    Beautiful yarns!!!! Spring is definitely the time for lace. I am inspired to begin something lacy myself, but I am not sure yet just what.

  3. March 26, 2011 11:57 pm

    Love that red! Is that what my Ravelry Red is waiting for??? I’ve been curious about how the Chroma knits up, it looks very pretty already. I can’t wait to get back to the needles and dust off the piles of UFOs.

  4. March 27, 2011 6:49 am

    Any of those designs would work nicely in Ravelry Red. I just thought about you and your red since I had two red shawls OTN. The Chroma knits up really pretty. My only complaint is that because it is a single, it is a bit of a pain to rip so not fun if you make a mistake. Other than that little annoyance, I am very pleased with it and with my color choice. The Mesa colorway is spectacular.

  5. April 21, 2011 3:45 pm

    I love seeing the Chroma knit up! Very pretty. Love the lace!

  6. Danielle permalink
    June 2, 2011 11:28 pm

    Oh no! I just missed out on being able to use your code – I love the Arwen set…

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