Ok so the cashmere is taking a bath as we speak and I am going to work on the pattern in a few. I have to finish that green sweater but, I love to work a bunch of projects at once. I guess my mind never stops. So on Tuesday, my friend Cindy and I went to Newbury yarns in Boston. We were treated wonderfully and of course I could not leave without some type of yarn. I selected Jade Sapphire's Lambswool. It terrifically soft and it is a pale green. I will need to see what I can create with this dainty lace yarn.
I also still have tons of lace from knit picks and some mohair from Colourmart. I am thinking right now about some fingerless gloves but, which yarn to use for those. I think I need something with a soft look to give off a slightly romantic feel. I am still working on it though. When choosing yarns, I try to think about what I want the end product to look like. So I will have to look through my stash and see what I can come up with.
In the meantime I am excited to finish working on my pattern Swirl. I am still writing up the pattern but, I hope to give knitters a new idea of what they can do with 1 or 2 balls of great sock yarn. Swirl is created with Classic Elite's Alpaca Sox and it is really fun to work with. The bloom helps the sweater and I can see knitters getting very different looks with this sweater from fluffy to sleek depending on their yarn selection.
Here is a photo of Swirl -
Off to block - my favorite!!! :)