What to knit, what to knit.

A few nights ago, I had the house to myself and I happily spent some quality time bonding with this special one of a kind yarn!

As I hand-wound this Hand Maiden Sea Silk into a knit-ready ball...it came alive, the colors melding and mixing together. Colorful skeins like this always seem to take on a new look once they are wound into a ball.

I began thinking of what I could make with these 440 yds of fingering silk and cellulose.

A lacy triangular scarf? No, I've made several of those already.

Socks? I don't think I'd want to walk on them.

Some sort of cowl seemed a likely candidate.

I had recently come across this project on Ravelry which I really like!

But this Blue Sky Alpaca pattern called Button Up Cowl is not available online nor at my local yarn shop. Yesterday, I had decided to try my hand at copying this pattern; but after further consideration, I've decided that the Sea Silk probably does not have enough body for this Button Up Cowl design. I had even calculated how I could turn this pattern into a similar cowl, and have made this much progress:

I still may search for some little buttons that would go with this. If I button up the two edges to form the cowl shape, it could still be worn like the Bird's Nest Smoke Ring, or the Flared Lace Smoke Ring, which I think would work the best for this yarn.

However....I just remembered this beautiful and different and challenging item! I believe I may just have to frog what I've started and make this Victorian Neck Cozy! Is it me?


Feisty said…
The yarn is lovely and I love both patterns!!

Cannot wait to see what happens next.

; )
Maria said…
Who cares if its you or not? It's just gorgeous. One of my favorite Sea Silk projects is a pink Swallowtail Shawl. I wear it with a jean jacket all the time.
LauraB said…
I love it all - but am in esp love with the cozy!!
Michele said…
Beautiful yarn!!

Looks like you've lost your head over it! *S* Very different pattern, I don't think I've ever seen a Victorian Neck Cozy! I bet it would look great in those colors!
Lolly said…
Michele...Good thing that I didn't even think about it until later, or I might have spent too much time trying to superimpose my head onto the picture of the Cozy!
adamboysmom said…
That is beautiful yarn!

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