entling (kalient) wrote in knitting,

Suggestions for laceweight yarn?/FO

I posted a while back about a friend who's getting married. I'm making a kippah/yarmulke for him (had to settle for a crocheted pattern), and have spent a lot of time trying to find the perfect colors. It's been so hard to find a nice dusty rose, that when I found a hank of Alpaca With a Twist Fino in Rose Petal during the Puget Sound Shop Hop, I couldn't resist. I won't be able to use it for the kippah (too bright of a contrast with the navy blue I finally found), but I'd like to make something for the bride.

I've talked to people who know her well, and we don't think she'd wear a shawl. I'm not sure she'd use a lacy scarf, either. She lives in California (where she rarely needs a scarf), and has family in Canada (where she would need something thicker). If I made a rectangular shawl, she might wear it in Cali on special occasions, and treat it like a Clapotis in Canada and scrunch it up to use as a scarf.

Still, I feel like that's a stretch. Any other ideas for 875 yards of laceweight alpaca?

The nice thing is that she's the type of person that will appreciate and adore anything I make for her. I really can't go wrong here, but I want to get as "right" as possible.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

On an unrelated note, last night I finished my first pair of socks. I used one skein of Austermann STEP in color #02 Wasser (not shown). I used the basic Ann Norling "Adult Socks" pattern and size 3 needles. I wore them today, and they're very comfy. I put a step-by-step progress of the first sock on my personal LJ here.

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Next I want to try a toe-up sock pattern. I was kind of worried I would run out of yarn before I finished my sock. I ended up with plenty left over. I like the idea of using up as much of the yarn as possible, without having to worry about running out at the toe. :)

Happy knitting!
Tags: finished object, what to do with this yarn?
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