Cashmere takes forever to dry!
This fiber made its debut months back, but in a different form. It was slated for a Moth Wing shawl, but after careful consideration, I decided to frog it. I needed something less intense - more forgiving. And I had Ysolda's Damson, and it was good. Very very good. I LOVE this little shawlette.
It is dreamy when knit in the mongolian cashmere! I can hardly wait to see it perched on cousin Karen's shoulders. There was a second skein -
Mom has been complaining about the spring dampness and I thought - cashmere, coiled about the neck .... what could be more comforting than that? I went to Julie's blog, as well as her Ravelry page and found some inspiration for a garter stitch cowl. It's going to fit the bill, hands down!
I wish that you could touch this. Knitting with cashmere has the propensity to spoil one forever. I'm serious about this. How do you return to fiber that has even the most subtle itch factor after spending time with mongolian cashmere? I'm not sure.
Today was another really special Sunday. Hilary and Carson and I went into New Paltz for lunch - delectible wraps, amazing smoothies, warm sunshine on our faces at the counter, dogs and children - everything that we love about this old hippy town brought together for a few moments. Reasons to be grateful.
Carson had to go to work - you know, keeping those bad guys in line at the prison. Hilary and I went shopping. We were doing some serious damage - we are really skilled at this. JoAnn fabrics surprised the everloving spit out of me today! I found, and acquired the loveliest cottons - dotted swiss and 100% seersucker cottons.
It seems unreasonable to be so elated about synthetic-free cottons, and I offer no apologies. These are the cottons of my childhood. These are the fabrics (we called them 'materials') that we took for granted - the soft hand, the lovely drape, the STAPLES of our wardrobe ... ridden hard, laundered and thrown back into service - again, and again.
Envision over- sized shirts worn with capris - the perfect Nantucket uniform.
There was an acquisition - a bead event -
We have heard the Bead Siren call - and we will answer!