Carle from Nurturing Fibres had asked me to test her new Tussah Silk Lace yarn. I don't have to say that I was absolutely delighted!
It was my first time ever using lace yarn and my first 'proper' lace project.
Now that it has been done- I feel so happy and totally proud.
The yarn is wonderful.It is light as a feather, being silk. Being tussah silk it isn't super shiny or slippery. It has a beautiful sheen and the fabric drapes beautifully- and the tread is really strong. Oh and did I mention light as a feather? I love it so much that I have cast on another project with the yarn!
It was a very pleasant knit. Except for one little hitch. Let me elaborate: I carry my knitting every where, so that if I am idle I can knit. Which honestly is a great habit- except I just throw my knitting into my handbag--- with whatever else manages to get its way in there (which quite frankly is halve the world...) So i dropped one or two stitches... and they trailed down a very far way. I had to back knit the entire edge lace. Which took me two weeks- well it took me two weeks to do it!
Well, now it seems so silly and unimportant- now that I can wrap the 42g of lovely lace around my neck- that certainly doesn't matter. I did however learn, not only to knit lace and that I really enjoy it, but also to put my knitting into a project bag.
(PS: The pattern is really great! Well explained and easy to follow even for beginner lace knitters like me!)