The Lornas Laces Solemate shawl was started in Spain and I have done some knitting on it since I came home but not a huge amount. I've decided on an edging though which I'm happy about.
I'm ready to cast on this little shawl. It's the second sample for the YarnAddict 2012 Mystery KAL (coming in Oct). I'm going to be offering a little twist this year which is why I can't get going with this until the girls are back at school, the house is quiet and I've got some time. I'm hoping that'll happen on Wednesday when the girls go back to school. In the meantime the yarn (which is much, much brighter than the pic) and the beads are waiting patiently on the mantel piece. Oh and I need to free up a set of 4mm circular needles before I can start this too.
So in the end i chose another Sweet Georgia merino/bamboo/nylon braid in greens, yellows and browns. I started spinning it. This was a bit more challenging than the Optim I spun and the singles were ending up quite a bit thicker. I spun happily on Saturday evening and this was the progress I made.
Then on Sunday afternoon when I was watching 'Burghley Horse Trials' I just couldn't stop looking at that pretty, sparkly fibre. So I decided to start spinning that too. Pic is slightly blurry but it's so pretty.