As you can see, my creativity is at low ebb when it comes to coming up with clever titles for blog posts.
I’m telling myself that I am reserving my creativity for knitting.
I’ve completed the bottom border of my latest lace tunic.
Here’s a closer-up photo:
If you enlarge it (by clicking on the photo) you can see that there are subtle variations in the yarn. It’s not plain, un-relieved black.
Why I am knitting a black lace sweater? I want it to go with this skirt:
I bought this skirt on sale from the Sundance Catalog. (It is still available, here, but looks like only size14 is left). I had been stalking this skirt since I first saw it on the Sundance Catalog website but I didn’t want to pay full price. So when it went on sale this summer, I grabbed it. I am not even remotely trendy enough to pair it with a chartreuse blazer as shown in the photo (let alone the floofy boots), so I thought I’d go with something safer: black.
Speaking of lace tunics, I’ve been asked a few times for suggestions on yarn substitutions for the Hand Maiden Swiss Silk I am using for my sweaters. You could pretty much use any light fingering or heavy laceweight yarn. You have some leeway in the yarn weight because it is lace and the final dimensions are post-blocking. Hence the wiggle room. If you don’t want to use silk but want some drape and sheen, try a tencel or bamboo blend yarn.