It's no secret that I love yarn. In fact, those of you who have been to my place know just how much I love yarn and the rest of you can simply guess based on your own love of yarn or whatever other artistic pursuits you follow.
Yarn does it for me. I love to look at it, feel it and then make things from it. If the things I make are useful, more the better. If they're pretty AND useful, awesomeness. If they're pretty, useful, and soft and luxurious...well...that's a match made in heaven.
Meet Honor by Lorna's Laces:
SD Ireland Cancer Research Fund.
Honor is 70% alpaca and 30% silk and is just pure heaven. I love knitting with this yarn, and garter stitch is perfect because it's showcasing the color and making the yarn squishy soft. The pattern I'm using is French Cancan Shawl. I have enough yarn to make the entire shawl from this color but I may combine with it the Fraser Colorway...we'll see how I feel when I get to that awesome lace and cable border.
This shawl will definitely meet the match made in heaven category. I'm impatient to finish it up because it's so lovely and wonderful to touch...but that would mean I was done with it and that would be sad too.