FO Friday – Orchid Thief




I’ve been wanting to knit an Orchid Thief for ages now and finally decided it was time.

I had originally started this pattern in some lovely magenta colored handspun Shetland but the yarn kept telling me it wanted to be something in garter stitch so who am I to argue with the yarn?  I had some purple linen, some snowy white Kidsilk Haze, and some beautiful teal alpaca laceweights in my stash all wanting to be knit but in the end it was the bamboo that won out.  And I am so glad that I chose this yarn.

The yarn is Belfast Mini-Mills Bamboo Laceweight and it is so soft, silky, and drapey when knit up (especially into lace).  It also has a sheen to it so it give it that extra something.  It makes such a light and airy shawl … I love it!

As far as actual knitting time, this project definitely counts as a knitting binge … I finished the shawl and blocked it in under 6 days!  It felt like ages since I’ve knit lace because I’ve been having such a blast with colorwork lately, so when I started knitting the shawl I just couldn’t put it down.

What projects have you been working on lately?  Is there anything that you just can’t seem to put down?  I’d love to hear all about it!

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