I picked up this skein of gorgeous one-ply fingering weight at the Great Lakes Fiber Show in Wooster, Ohio, from Creatively Dyed yarns. My mom and I have gone to this show two years in a row, and although I'm not sure I'll be able to make it next year since I'm no longer living in the area, I'll definitely keep my eye out for this dyer at other fiber fests! Her entire booth is stuffed with gorgeous yarns - some Wollmeise-esque in their depth and color saturation; others splatter dyed; others, like this gem, in tonal variegated colors.
I was completely overwhelmed at the booth until I saw this skein. It reminds me a lot of the cashmere I used to make Miralda, which is probably why I was initially drawn to it. I tend to underbuy pinks because I think I already have a ton in my stash, which leads to overbuying purples and greens because I think I don't have any of those, what with the copious amounts of pink and all. This one is a droolworthy mixture of vibrant and pale pinks with some subtle violets thrown in. Overall the color is a little cooler than it appears in these photos.
I'm not sure yet what this skein will become. A lot of my skeins from festival dyers seem almost too special to knit, so they sit looking pretty in my stash for a long time. Anybody else have that problem? Something is so gorgeous and coveted that knitting it up almost seems like wasting it?
In any case, who are we kidding. This is totally going to become lace. What type of lace? Only time will tell.