Tuesday, May 03, 2011

project spectrum kickoff: lace brain

For the resurrection of Project Spectrum, I am knitting a project which I began some years ago - Kiri, a shawl by Polly Outhwaite. I must admit a fascination for this rather simple leaf lace shawl, knit big in my favorite yarn ever, Kidsilk Haze. I started this back in 2007, in some Jo Sharp Rare Comfort and the project was too hard for me, or I didn't have "lace brain" or something. It totally dumped me, causing me no end of grief and fretting. Now, resurrected, on a whim, about a month ago, and brought into the forefront, for Project Spectrum, the color study that is the brainchild of Lolly, but has become a huge thing, with a facebook page of its own. The color for May is red, and I figured this would fit the bill nicely. It may be more pink than red, but is pleasing nevertheless. The yarn is Rowan Kidsilk Spray, in Vino. The knitting is pleasing and I am not being dumped by it anymore. What can I say? Lace brain.