I don’t know what to say about this yarn: it matches my shoes perfectly. It is the ultimate, bright blue color. It is cashmere and silk, so soft and luxurious. It is, hands down, the most expensive yarn I’ve ever bought, but it’s for the wedding so I’m trying to stave off the guilt. Here it is:
Words cannot express how thrilled I am with this yarn. I was in NYC visiting KV this weekend, and while wandering in Soho, I walked past the perfect wedding shoes in the most vibrant blue. The saleswoman asked me to come back in a half hour, and so we headed over to Purl Soho to check things out. (I saw Joelle Hoverson. My first knitting celebrity sighting!) We were oohing and ahhing at the pretty yarn when I spotted this. It’s Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere laceweight, in colorway Blue Hawaii. I purchased 3 hanks, giving me 1200 yards to work with. This should allow me to cover whichever pattern I decide upon.
After snagging the yarn, we headed to the shoe store, where I nearly fainted from shoe love. I bought them immediately, and look at this color matching:
The shoe gods and the yarn gods were smiling on me that day. I wonder if they’re friends?
Now for the tough part: what shawl should I knit? I’m really torn; at first I wanted to do a round capelet type dealie, but now I want something rectangular to really show off this yarn. It should have lovely drape knitted up, and I think a rectangular stole will really show that off. Any suggestions for a really cool rectangular shawl? I’m going with a very retro, old Hollywood style, so anything that might play that up would be awesome. I’d love to find something angular and art deco-ish, but I’m open to many suggestions. I need ideas, knitting friends!