Hunting for cobwebs

Well, the good news is the Swallowtail shawl is finished. The less good news is it’s still not blocked. I ended up deciding to wear a dress that I already owned to my brother’s wedding, and unfortunately the shawl didn’t match that dress, so I didn’t bother trying to block it before the wedding. But, I do plan to do so this week, so I’ll be posting a picture or two once that’s done.

Now that the shawl is finished, I needed a new project to work on at my knitting group. 😉 I’ve sort of been bitten by the lace bug, and one project idea I’ve really latched onto is the Sampler Stole from A Gathering of Lace. SO beautiful, but I not only need to buy yarn for it, but also the book and a size 2 circular needle. I went to The Loop over the weekend and discovered they had the book, which got me sort of excited.

BUT…the pattern calls for cobweb weight yarn, which is fine with me, but when I asked the lady (I think she’s the mother of the girl who owns the shop, the lady that teaches the classes) if they had any cobweb weight…she didn’t seem to know what the heck I was talking about.

Her: Cobweb weight?

Me: Yeah.

Her: Do you mean lace weight?

Me: It’s sort of like lace weight, but a bit lighter…

Her: I don’t know how you can get any lighter than lace weight.

And then she showed me all the laceweight yarns they had, which I’d already seen when I was shopping for the Swallowtail shawl. :-/ Meh. I could knit the thing in laceweight, but I didn’t even see anything I loved for the stole. I ended up just deciding to get some sock yarn instead and to wait until I found The Perfect Yarn before I commit to buying the book and the needles. (Besides which, I can get the book for free on Amazon with my gift certificates. Yay for credit cards with rewards.)

So for now I’m working on the Hedgerow Socks in a lovely burgundy shade of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock. Nice quick knit so far. 🙂

P.S. Anyone know where to buy Centolavaggi? It’s a cobweb weight yarn that comes in a ton of beautiful shades, but I’m having some issues finding places to buy it online.


June 23, 2008. Uncategorized.


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    For the best and orginal cobweb yarn in the world, try Messrs Jamieson and Smith Shetland Wool brokers. They are located on Shetland and have a wonderful website. They accept PayPal and will ship worldwide. Can’t be beaten for quality and price.

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