The ultimate mystery for me - lace knitting. I have tried before and failed - kidsilk haze, I curse your beguiling beauty and impossible levels of fuzzyness. You really put me off trying again. But I found a new yarn.
And it might have taken more than a few weeks and with a long hiatus while I waited for my mother-in-law to arrive and correct a mistake I had made. But it's done. My Juliet. I put a lifeline in every six rows of that lace - that's how nervous it made me. And I mumbled through many an evening on the sofa counting stitches. But oh how I love it.
So all the time invested reading about other people's versions and modifications on Ravelry really was worth it. And I am glad that I listened to Monica (for a change!) and knitted the bottom section in a size small, so it wasn't too flarey. The yarn is Rowan cocoon in Seascape and it is the most perfectly soft squooshy, fuzzy choice.
My favourite knitted item ever. Yes, for now, at least.