November 10, 2011

NaMoCroMo - Day 11

Today you get a motif AND a yarn review! It must be your lucky, oh, wait it is! It's 11/11/11! I made my ultimate wish at 11:11am, and will make another at 11:11pm :)

First, for our lovely motif:

Today's motif is exactly the opposite of yesterdays. It's HUGE. You can't really see the scale...but it's big. At least, when you're trying to make a comparison! I actually really like this one though, I'd use the inner part as a motif for another design. It's really kind of cool. You could make the first 2 rounds in a bright color with a more neutral outer rows...and have this really cool flower like thing. I don't know...I'll come up with something some day (soon!).

Now, Yarn Review!

Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace Yarn. Colorway shown is Iris Garden. I have to say, I absolutely LOVE this yarn! Well, I'll be honest, chances are you give me any yarn that has a trace of silk in it and I'm hooked, but this is really exceptional stuff. I've always been a huge fan of all of the amazing Lorna's Laces colorways, but this was the first time I was actually able to purchase some for my own. I wasn't disappointed! I'm still a newbie to lace weight yarn, but I really enjoy the silky smooth ease that the yarn slips through my fingers and over the hook. It makes it easy to work with, since I'm a fairly fast crocheter. I don't run into many snags with the hook or splitting of yarn when I insert the hook into stitches. The fabric that the yarn creates is just amazing, as well. Again, the color...oh, that gorgeous, gorgeous color. Needless to say, I'm smitten. I can't wait to show you what I'm making out of it! I just need some of that speed that my sister has (read yesterday's post for the reference)...I'm so slow with this lace weight stuff!

Now, you will have to be easy on me the next 2 days. I'm going to Chicago for a funeral this weekend, and I'm crossing my fingers a few times that the hotel will have free wi-fi. I'll take my camera, and I promise I'll blog. But, don't expect huge long posts from me :) I'm for sure going to Loopy Yarns tomorrow, and I'll take some yummy pictures and show ya'll Sunday! (or tomorrow night. which ever blog post comes first post-trip!)

Now, don't forget to make a wish tonight! I know what I'm wishing for :)

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