Sometimes I'm really surprised by how yarn behaves once it's taken out of it's skein. For example, I knew that my Zen Garden Serenity Lace would have short color changes, but I thought that it would be about half white, with distinct bits of gold and purple. I got a little nervous when I wound it, and it looked really light-like the white would be overpowering. But I had made a plan, and so I kept going, and I am really pleased with how it's knitting up so far-the color blend together almost magically, and the resulting fabric is so incredibly light and airy and delicate.
This yarn is really fine, and the cashmere content made me a little nervous, but it's really enjoyable to knit so far. It's not as delicate as it looks, and the way the colors blend together almost makes it look like a variegated neutral-this shawl is definitely going to go with a lot, and I think I'll have enough to add some repeats of the final lace border. I'm hoping for a nice big shawl, that I can wear several different ways. I'm almost done the first texture section, and this pattern is just as enjoyable to knit the
I'm halfway through the final border chart on Flower Market, so once that's done, Mottled Daydream will replace it as my lunch break knitting. As I've mentioned before, my summers get crazy busy, so it's nice to have something straightforward and familiar to work on.