Skeins into Cakes.
Yesterday I inevitably ended up perusing my LYS after work, (its just round the corner from my shop - it'd be rude not to!) and found the most gorgeous amazing yarn I've seen for a long time!
|Ella Rae Lace Merino Yarn 100g Skein|
Isn't the colour outstanding? It's soft and squishy and I keep smushing it into my face, but I've since calmed down and just appreciated how lovely it is. (Yarn on Ravelry) I got the colour for my Mum, as she loves the turquoise style blue, and I think its perfect for her.
I have a pattern in mind for it, the Holden Shawlette, which I had attempted once before with miserable results, but I remain optimistic this time after having a bit more practice with lace. I've since found this particular yarn I've bought has been used many times before for the pattern with stunning results, so I'm even more excited to cast on!
I have another first, I learnt to hand wind my own yarn cake! Here in the UK, we dont get center pull balls or skeins rarely, but it was fun to do, although it took several hours with 100g of it!
|Successful center pull ball!|
I even managed to get it in a semi square shape so it doesn't roll anywhere. Anyway, I have an hour or so left on my Elleby hat, and then I'll be casting this on!