Good News and Bad News
The good news is: I have my copy of Arctic Lace and am reading the stories and articles about the quiviet and the native people of Alaska. Since I am not supposed to be knitting, I am actually reading the book. Something that would not happen if I could be knitting. I would skim through the book, then cast on some stitches and get knitting. It is a really well done and respectful book. It is worth reading and has great designs for lace. Donna helps you design your own, which I really like.
The bad news is: I haven't started my nachez yet. My enforced knitting hiatus is still on going. So I am thinking of what design I want for the hood.
The good news is: The yarn is spun, it is some alpaca and silk spun laceweight. It is soft, but does hold some stitch definition. I did knit a swatch, then ripped it because I know there is barely enough for a scarf. I don't want to waste the yarn.
I have been asked how I know what colors to put together in a roving. This photo is a Claude Monet painting "Stone Pine at Antibes", and my roving inspired by the painting.
I look at the painting and try to use those colors. Monet uses a full pallet. He shows that you can put so many colors together and they look good.