70% baby alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere
875 yards (800 meters) per 100 grams
$44 per 100g skein - dyed in a batch of 5 skeins
We have alluded to the process by which the skeins and colors marry themselves, asking us simply not to interfere with that which they have already deemed to be correct. In this batch, I put up a bit of an argument, feeling that the color was, well, just a little too subdued. Wouldn't you like another layer of something a bit brighter? NOPE. Are you sure? YEP. Having others fish to fry, I went ahead and washed them up, hanging them out to dry with doubts still lurking. In the morning I appealed to their sense of fun. Wouldn't you like a random speckling of soft dots? NOPE. I gave up.
Then, when I was snipping the holding threads whilst preping them for their photography session, I saw the utter perfection in the slightly shifting shades of indigo. Ahhhhh, I murmured. AHHHHH, they replied.
I want to introduce everyone I meet to the versatility of lace. You don't have to knit lace to use laceweight yarn. Double it up to make fingering weight, or quadruple it to make DK. If you have a swift and ball winder, it's as easy as making the first cake single, then take the inside and outside ends and re-cake once or twice. Ta-da! You can also run a strand of lace with any other weight to make it more interesting and unique.