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December 06, 2008

Eye Candy Saturday: scheming

With a number of time-intensive projects out of the way (or almost out of the way), I am happily scheming something nupp-licious.

Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace | 50% silk, 50% wool | Cranberry colorway (45ns)

Helen's Lace is a fantastic yarn: soft, bouncy, easy to knit, and easy to block. I've used it with pleasure twice before - my grandma's Misty Morning Shawl, and the sample Toe The Line Shawl for Chrissy Gardiner.

Each of those shawls required less than a skein of Helen's Lace, and each of those shawls came out plenty big! This time around, as you can see, I've bought 2 skeins (from Linda, as usual). That's a total of 2500 yards of laceweight yarn. I'm obviously going even bigger!

Posted by Kathy on December 6, 2008 10:57 AM


Helen's Lace is great! And I love the color you picked!

What a beautiful colour! I'm looking forward to seeing your finished project.

You know, I'm thinking that marrying rich might not be too bad of an idea. Then I can just stay home and knit lace all day.

That colour is making my mouth water!

Gorgeous colour! Can't wait to see your project. :-)

Oh, so pretty! 2500 yards? Wow. Nupps are awesome. Huge fan of the nupps. But, they do take more yarn. Can't wait.

Crown Prince?

Whatever you make with that yarn is going to be amazing! It is such a gorgeous color!

go big or go home!

I love that color! The shawl is going to be gorgeous!

I'm all curiosity now because that is a huge yardage amounts! The color you picked is absolutely gorgeous so I can't wait to see what your knittin' fingers do with this heavenly yarn!

Egads, that is such a pretty color. I'll have stayed tuned, since I have the book, but not the time to start another project these days.

lovely colour, lovely post, thanks

Such a pretty color! I am sure it will be a very beautiful shawl.

I believe that Helen's Yarn is Zephyr yarn that has been specially dyed by Lorna's Laces. Zephyr comes in many solid colors and on cones, so you can buy it by the half pound cone and have no ends to weave in. It's used a lot by weavers as well as knitters. Zephyr is made by Jaegerspun in Springville, Maine (almost your neighbor), so if you ever go on a road trip up that direction, maybe you could check out the mill. No affiliation, but I sure wish I did! I love the stuff.

Oooh, will it be Estonian? I dare think so. Will be large and Square and Estonian? I daaarrrreee thiiiiinnnkkk sooo!

I'm giggling with vicarious excitement, mingled with envy - ooh if I had the time!

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