Sanguine Gryphon Gaia Lace
It was love at first sight. Even without touching it, I knew I had to have it.
70% bamboo, 15% cashmere, 15% bison. Absolute heaven.
At $49 each, it’s almost, ALMOST prohibitively expensive. But thanks to some swift destashing that took place, I was able to get a skein from Webs.
Louet Mooi Laceweight, Amber colorway, 350 yards. As soon as I laid my hands on it, I browsed and browsed and browsed Ravelry looking for the. perfect. pattern. Not to be found so I made up my own!!
I’m glad you are all enjoying my review on the Harmony Guides from yesterday’s post. I hope it proves useful to some of you when you figure out which ones to buy. When I get Volume 2 of the old set that is on backorder, I’ll post about it, too.
I’ve been on an alpaca kick this year, as you all may have guessed from the numerous Capitan Hats I’ve knit. Particularly Catalina Alpaca yarns. I just finished the shrug design for them last night. Wait til you see it! It’s very flirty-girly!
I have this yarn that I picked up at Rhinebeck last year. It’s not Catalina, but it is Alpaca. Henry’s Attic Prime Alpaca it’s called. I only have one picture for you but I’m sure that’s all you need in this particular case. It’s a gorgeous latte color.
I’m trying to decide what to make with this yarn. Should I cast on for a sport-weight shawl with a good part of it? Should I triple it and make the Nob Hill pattern from the new Knitty? Should I double it and make a cardigan? Throw your suggestions at me!
Here’s the specs:
- Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi)
3 skeins = 1995.0 yards
Gauge: 24 sts = 4 in.
Needle size: US 3 – 5