Sneak a peek.
I think we've established that knitting to masochistic, up-all-night deadlines is no fun . . . but mostly-secret hidden garters and excellently-fitting heels and smart, knitterly shaping sure are, yessirree. Stay tuned!
Thanks so much for the kind compliments about the laceweight. I really can't say enough good things about Merino/Tencel - the luster, the smoothness, the ease of spinning . . . I could go on for days. And I probably will; I treated myself to a whole bunch more at Stitches.
Those pinks! Those browns! Those turning-maple shades of flame and plum! How could anyone resist?
The third bump of top came with the name "Platinum".
Sweet fancy Moses, this stuff is gorgeous. I think it's more like gunmetal or pewter, myself; the Tencel at a super-high twist gives a subtle, glinting kind of sheen rather than a true glitter - which I'm glad of. Who needs people mistaking your blood- and sweat- and tear-saturated handspun for Berroco FX? As it is, the color moves very gently through different saturations of the same cool grey shade, creating a wonderfully complex effect - it reminds me of the play of shadow and reflection in the embossed handles of very old, very well-kept silver. New silver won't do, you see: I'm talking decades of patina, of the glint careful hands leave behind on things fine and things humble.
(It's my metaphor, and I'll indulge myself if I want to).
Anyway. I'm spinning this up as a laceweight, too. What should I do with the others, though? My problem is, I'm a pretty conservative spinner - the shininess of this stuff makes me hesitant to use if for anything other than accessory-type things. Thoughts? Opinions?
Edit: reading back, I see that this is unclear - I have big plans for the grey laceweight, for sure, but what to do with the multis? Narrow stripes in a plain stockinette boatneck? Cuffs on an otherwise somber pair of knee socks? Hmm...