Thank you all for your input. I'm now leaning towards maybe using Kidsilk night, as my sister happened to mention that she would love a slight bit of sparkle in the shawl. Though I'm sure there is a large number of similar yarns out there, my selection is limited to what I can actually get my hands on, and from that selection Kidsilk night really seems like the nicest one. But I was planning to swatch it anyway, so if I don't like the feel of it then, I might reconsider.
I'm thinking of using Rowan Kidsilk Haze for a lace shawl (the Luna Moth shawl from elann) but some reviews I've read say that it's really hard to work with. Considering how expensive it is I wouldn't like to go and buy a bunch of skeins and then realize I won't be able to work with it - I'm relatively new to lace knitting and haven't really worked with this type of yarn before. But the shawl will a wedding gift for my sister, and I really want the best I can get. I'm working the pattern in an aran weight right now, so I know I can handle the pattern itself.
So my question is whether this yarn really is as hard to work with as it seems? I would be thankful for some advice from more experienced lace knitters..
I won't have time to participate in another swap, but the only thing that bothered me about the last round was that almost all secrets were posted within a very short time period, which means that there could be like 10 or more new secrets every day. That meant many got "lost" in the shear volume of secrets. Maybe it would be better to spread out the sending of the secrets, so that they would be appearing over a longer period of time?
Or maybe I was the only one who was a bit sad that so many secrets were ignored because people just discussed one in a batch of ten..?
The outside of this bag is made from woven cotton table mats, the lining and handles from matching kitchen towels. It has a magnet closure, two outside and three inside pockets and a matching card wallet.
"I don't think these are any better than the "granny" style they are trying to get away from, and in some ways - they are worse."
"Sometimes I like my stepmom more than my real one."
Front: "Someday let's make the great escape." Back: I want to go away with them - for a day, a week, a month , whatever. It doesn't matter how long. I just want to be able to remember us as impulsive, silly teenagers before we become decisive, serious adults with degrees & jobs. I love them.
Ps. If you're trying to get rid of ribbon and fabric, I know many Craftsters who would love to swap with you... *wink wink*
Well, problem is most of it is really small scraps.. But I have considered some sort of personal swap with larger amounts of fabric, for instance - I would fill a box with whatever I have and then when I'm settled in my new home I could receive a box full of goodies Think anyone would be interested?