For All My Mothers
Magnificent Lace

70% spun silk, 30% royal alpaca

816 yards (746 meters) per 100 grams

dyed in a batch of 5 skeins

There was a brilliant idea of where I was headed when I started to dye these skeins. Try wait, let me back up.

My dye pot had been requisitioned to make black walnut ink by commission, and that ended up taking almost a month, so although I'd been thinking about colours, there wasn't any actual colouring going on. Therefore I'd had plenty of time to think about where we were going when I did finish the ink. Which is stunning, by the way, and deserves a volume of text on its own.

Onward. After the first three layers, which were nowhere near to matching what was in my imagination, I just turned off the heat and left it all til the next day. Then I saw how to get from there to here, but oh my geez, the yarn took off on its own and created one of the most beautiful batches I've ever seen. The photos do not do it justice. I stood there, whilst photographing, trying to rationalize keeping all five skeins for myself. Reason prevailed, I put just one aside, so there's four for you.

Remember that lace is the most versatile weight, as you can double, triple, or quadruple the strands. Or, carry one with another. Can you imagine this with white or black?

Please don't buy this yarn, then I can keep it without qualms :)