That means for the time being, I can play around with Unst Lace Stole. To show you how serious I am in treating this heirloom lace project, I hereby present you a swatch (Woo! my first ever swatch for lace project):
This is by far the thinnest yarn I've ever used ... I figure it must be cobweb weight. It is called "Heaven" ... 45% Tencel 55% Merino Wool. It was unfortunate that at the time of composing this post, the Yarn Place page wasn't working properly. You may try again later ... that's the place where I got this yarn. I used KnitPicks Classic Circular US1 for the swatch. What do you think? Before this, I used US3 and swatched on the Forest Path patterns ... with not so impressive results. I think US1, or even US0, should be the better needle size.
As for my sewing adventures, I did finish my first project using the sewing machine. Well, not really a project ... just mending a split seam on Husband's pj pants! :D I tried doing that with hand sewing before ... but the frayed edges were just too discouraging for hand sewing! With the machine, 10 seconds and boom! Mission accomplished! I also found a fantastic project here. Isn't that a clever idea? (Okay, I admit ... I am a secret admirer of MS ... even though some of her personality traits are not that adorable. :P) So, I am off to TJMaxx this afternoon.