The Alpaca Cloud makes a very warm fabric. So, the Sampler Stole is now with my mom to keep her warm from the insanely cold air-conditioned places in Hong Kong.
My 4-year roommate in university years is the first person I ever know who would wear bright orange (and I always suspect she would be good friends with Claudia! hahaha ... ). When I made Birch, I was definitely having her in mind. Plus ... she is NOT allergic to mohair! So, naturally, the shawl is now in the new home.
I think I have every good reason to start a new lace project.
I have set my mind on Ene's Scarf for a long time because I like the clusters of the main pattern. The yarn is Handpaintedyarn.com's Merino Lace. I used their wool lace before and like it, but I have to say the merino lace is definitely the better choice ... it is a lot softer. The colour of the yarn in skein or cake is not really that appealling ... kind of earthy yellow. But I like it a lot better when knitted. I am up to first repeat of Chart 3 ... 4 more to go and then Chart 4 ... and the scarf would be done ... yay!