I could not decide about the Wollmeise. MIKBF intended Rock Island to be done in Lorna’s Laces, so after caking the Wollmeise and getting the edging started, I began to wonder if I was really ready to commit to letting go of the Wollmeise. Shortly thereafter, I ordered some Lorna’s Laces Helen’s Lace Solid in Grand Street Ink. I cast that on. This was followed by going back to the Wollmeise lace to fondle it after completing every 10 or so rows of the Helen’s Laces. But the Grand Street Ink was so rich in color. This lead me to stop knitting both of them until I decided. That was seven months ago. Catatonia.
I think if I were to pick up one of them, it would be the Wollmeise. The Wollmeise lace is a wee bit more substantial than the Helen’s Laces, and it’s hard for me to get excited about knitting thin string in the winter. If you’re up to casting on another, I’m in!
Mohair. Really? Halos on certain projects look dreamy, and I would love to be able to wear it, but despite whatever it’s blended with, I find it too scratchy, even if it’s not right against my skin. Have you found a pattern yet?
I love love love your Rustling Leaves Beret. It only took 201 yards? Who doesn’t have some leftover Wollmeise? What a perfect Christmas gift. Alana Dakos does some lovely leave patterns. I think everyone and their mother, including me, has knit her Cedar Leaf Shawlette. I used Handmaiden Lady Godiva for that, and it was a really fun knit.
I have been thinking of resurrecting my frogged Fiddlehead mittens to knit up for a gift. I have the Tanis Fiber Arts kit in Aqua, cast them on 2 years ago and didn’t like the order I was doing the colors in. Colorwork is always quick, or seems to go quickly for me, I think it’s the interest in seeing what the next few rows look like that keep me going.
I have a crazy idea. What do you think about finishing all of our UFOs before casting anything new on as of January 1st. Are you up for a challenge?
I dare ya.