I need somebody!
…to tell me what I should do with this. It’s really beautiful and I don’t want to screw it up!
This is, (be still my beating heart), about 2 and a half ounces of mulberry silk in colorway “Fruitcakes” from Enchanted Knoll Farm. The colors are really gorgeous, and the way it feels is just impossible to describe. It’s buttery soft, and smooth, and lovely, and all I want to do is cuddle it forever. The color palette isn’t at all what I’d normally go for, but it stole my heart in the most unreasonable way, and after standing and petting it for a while, I realized that I couldn’t put it down and had to buy it. It was that or steal it, and the lady who owns Enchanted Knoll was so nice that I would’ve felt really bad about it.
My problem is this. The colors are perfect and I love them. However, I think if I ply this against itself, there will be a tendency for them to get muddy. They are so vibrant and rich that that would be such a shame! I could Navajo ply, but that just eats yardage for breakfast, and it’s already a little on the wee side. I could do a singles yarn, but I don’t know if that would work? I’ve never left my singles that way, and I’m worried that the silk would be too delicate for such a treatment. It would maximize my yardage, but can you even spin a single on a drop spindle? I feel so dreadfully ignorant >.<
I want something soft and pretty to wrap around my neck, and depending on yardage I’m thinking either a cowl or a little triangular lace scarf. I need ideas that won’t get totally swallowed by the colors in this. What do you think friends?
P.S. I get to start this because I finished something else. So there.