Monday, December 31, 2007
On the needles
I had planned to post a picture shortly after I got Simurgh on the needles but one row led to another and before I knew it I had the large feather pattern and half the small feather pattern on the first half of the stole. I used a crochet chain cast on and I read somewhere that cotton thread is the best choice for the waste yarn. I heartily concur. No chance of it splitting and it's easy to see the bumps on the back side.
The yarn I'm using is Geisha from Blue Moon Fiber Arts (kid mohair, mulberry silk and a bit of nylon in a fingering weight). The color is showing up more than the black in this photo. No pictures of this yarn do it justice. The sheen, the drape and the incredible softness can't be captured. It is pure delight to work with. I'm using Addi Turbo lace needles, US 4.