With some of the comments Thursday, I feel the need to address them in post format. Don't know why, but I do, so I am.
Your comments were way too reinforcing. I fear I feel the need to go back to the sell-off today...the siren song of the bargains call to me....
So the book, Actic Lace is by Donna Druchunas, who is local, and has given some knitting seminars at LYSs around here. The subtitle says "Knitting Projects and Stories Inspired by Alaska's Native Knitters", and on the back? "Qiviut, or musk ox down, may be the world's most luxurious fiber. It's extremely soft, warm, and light-weight. People who experience it become obsessed." Sounds exactly like something meant for me. But seriously, Qiviut yarn goes for about a gazillion dollars an ounce, or maybe just $90, and spun to laceweight at about 200 yards per ounce. Alot of yardage, but still, really really pricey.
There are slippers to be made still. There are many pairs of feet to be covered in my circle of trust, and the feet will all be gathered the end of the month for some nuptials in Crazy Desert Town. So good for mass belated Valentine's Day gifting or for whatever else I what to peg it on. (If they read, now they know...and they probably guessed anyway...but they don't know which is for who...)
Kathleen - when you are back in the area this summer, I hope we have a chance to meet for coffee.
Wunx - exactly why I can buy books without a second thought and no need for justification. My mother alos approved of books.
And Mary - I do need to justify the purchases. I do! I really do!
I have this yarn. (Thanks, Martha!)
It’s really wonderful being of 40% cashmere, 30% lambswool, 30% virgin wool and all. And there are 1140 yards of it. And it is of fingering weight. It is also discontinued, and has been for some time, and there is none to be traded for on Ravelry.
I have checked. So 1140 yards is all there is.
I love the color. I believe it is calling to be a sweater for me.
And therein lies the rub. Many sweaters call for a heavier yarn, or for more yardage.
It’s tricky! I know! I have looked!
I have some ideas, but I am not sure they are perfect.
Let me share them with you.
Tempest (but not stripey)
Wallis Cardigan (Interweave Knit S2008)
Another Lady February Sweater (but that really calls for bulkier yarn)
Peasy (Rav link) This one I will have to buy. Funny thing about my philosophy about not buying patterns.
It's pretty much like dust since the beginning of the year.
(Good thing I have another philosophy about evolving as a person.)
Maybe an outside opinion might be a good thing, if one would care to offer check out the above listed links, that is.