Seraphim: soon-to-be started
I have happily purchased yarn for a Seraphim that is destined to be a retirement gift for an extremely kind co-worker of mine. Luckily enough I don't have to have the shawl knitted for a good year or so, which gives me the opportunity to finish working on the Icarus that I currently have underway and is due as a Mother's Day gift!
For my first Seraphim I chose some hand-dyed laceweight yarn done by Handpaintedyarn.com in their Orca Island colourway.....and while I wasn't particularly thrilled with the way that the yarn looked when it was simply skeined, once it was twirled into a yarn cake I totally fell in love with the melding blues and greens and purples...
For the needles I am going to use my super-pointy KnitPicks Options set in the recommended size 5 and see how it goes. I have two full skeins of the Orca Island (each one being about, oh, 850 yds?) so I certainly have tons and tons of yarn - - making this shawl too big isn't a worry of mine, as I want something that my co-worker can ultimately use to wrap around her shoulders and arms to keep her warm as she sits and reads!
I'm just barely in the Icarus now, so it will probably be a good month or so before I start on the Seraphim, but I was so excited by everything arriving in the mail over the past few weeks that I wanted to post about it nonetheless!