|Fiber Optica lace|
And lace weight....Really? Why did I buy lace? I don't wear shawls, don't even really care for the idea of them (though they look adorable on everyone else, don't get me wrong!). Turns out, people don't even knit shawls with lace weight anymore. If I had bought sock yarn, you wouldn't be reading this post today. But...look at the pretty colors!!!
In any case, I'm not sure what will become of these gems. I had an original vest idea for the Kool-Aid yarn, but I don't trust it to hold up to that kind of wear, so that's on hold. I have a green-themed wedding to attend that might agree with a Fiber Optica green shawl, though. And, although I complained, I have found the perfect pattern for it in the Autumn Arbor Stole, if it will pool properly. :)
And that brings us to yarn number 3: another whim purchase. I am on Ravelry a lot and sometimes notice pretty advertising banners. When I noticed the one for a Stellar Sock Club, I had to join! As you already know, I'm a sucker for amazing hand-dyed yarn. What you may not know is that I am also a very large sucker for space pictures. Dye a yarn based on colors in space pictures and I am there! Even though I don't knit socks....I received my first skein earlier this month. It is based on Orion's Nebula. I posted a picture of the hank and goodies a few posts down. I wasn't in love with the pattern that came with it, so I tried Skew. The pooling was perfect, but the sock was too small because I modified it (it's a long story which may be detailed in the finished object post, if it ever gets done, but is shown on the right in the photo). So I reknit using the pattern exactly and got some weird pooling (left). Now I'm stranding the frogged sock on the left with the frogged sock on the right, haha. It looks great, so I think it will be worth the effort.
I have a feeling my love of hand-dyed yarns is just going to cause me more pain than pleasure, but oh...it hurts so good!