in the same sentence have been,
up until this point, a combo that causes me to back quickly away
in a frantic search for oversized circular needles and weightier yarns.
that was before i met june cashmere’s lace weight.
if you remember, i adored their dk cashmere
and i continue to be excited about their business model
which involves teaching kyrgyz shepherds living on small family farms
how to how to properly collect and sort their fiber by quality grades.
warms my heart that june cashmere is
supporting the families who raise the animals
whose fibers make their lovely yarns!
when my skein of scarlet june cashmere lace weight arrived
my curiosity quickly overcame my trepidation about lace weight yarns.
look, the color is gorgeous, no?
i could see immediately
that they’ve got the twist just right
as it easily keeps the yarn from being sticky or frail
(which is the downfall i’ve experienced with other lace weight yarns).
i cast on
to start a pair of elegant ‘the woman’ gloves
(from ‘sherlock knits‘ by joanna johnson).
their lace stitch is easy to remember, so i can sit back and really enjoy the knitting
and the feel of the sweet cashmere softness
between my fingertips knowing it was
grown on the backs of well cared for goats
in the vast mountains of kyrgyzstan.
‘shepherds’ taken from 46:32 of genesis.
note: now for just a little of the nitty-gritty.
i was given this skein of june cashmere lace to review,
but, you know me, a free skein of yarn (even if it’s cashmere)
isn’t ever going to make me say i like what i don’t.
i’m much too stubborn and pig-headed for things like that.