I seem to be knitting a whole lot with lace-weight yarns, and with fingering weight yarns.... but I seem to avoid the stuff that requires needles larger than U.S. 8's, or maybe 9's.
But suddenly...I find myself in posession of at least a shrug's worth of yarn that wants 9's or 10's. That's way out of range my little fingers are used to these days. The yarn was a gift from a long long lost friend (thank you Facebook) whom I've not seen since my sophomore year in high school. It turns out she works for the company that makes the yarn!
The yarn in question? Florafil. It's an unfairly soft cotton with an interesting texture that manages to be crinkly, but not loopy. And I've got five skeins of this:
and three skeins of this:
While I admit that I really prefer the second color, I'm enjoying the challenge of designing the shrug with the former color. After several false starts, I think it's going to have a 3x2 rib for the cuffs.
And I might even be able to resit overdyeing it when it's done. (Okay, I'm not a fan aof the camo look, and this color combination reminds me a lot of camo.) But whether I wind up with a dyepot or not, if it works the way I hope it will, it might even make it as a Holiday gift!!!