Yes, Ms 2Paw, there's more! The "weekend" isn't a day of rest in the Week of Wollmeise!
Today's inspirational WM label statement: "Let your ideas fly" - very apt for this mad/inspired scheme of mine!!
I knew when I finally bagged a skein of the WM laceweight that I wanted a project which would use as much of the skein as possible - and it's a BIG skein - 1575m/1717 yards or 300g of a heavyish merino laceweight - there's a lot of knitting in this baby.
Not to mention a lot of winding. I approached the winding of the skein with trepidation. Would it all even fit on my ballwinder? Would I end up with a horrid mess of knots? Would my arm fall off from all the winding (a 500+m skein of sock is bad enough - try doing one per day for 5 days and then this monster!).
Fortunately, there were no knots, the whole skein fit on the ballwinder (just!) and my arm did not fall off. I even wound it (slowly) in one go with no rest breaks! Here it is with yesterday's Digitessa yarncake, for comparison.
I decided to do a circular shawl with this yarn (colour is Maus Jung, by the way, which means young mouse in German!). Not least because it involves little or no purling! (Anyone seeing a theme here...). I had a few in mind but ultimately went with my first choice, the Cap Shawl (Ravlink), from Victorian Lace Today.It's hard to capture the colour, which almost tones to purple in this grey, and of course the lace itself looks pretty much just like a blob.
So far, so good (I think...). If nothing else, the colour matches my hair quite nicely! My hair will probably be entirely grey by the time I finish this!