SweetGeorgia Yarns, I am in love with you and hate you at the same time. While still on a yarn high from Knit City last weekend, I spent the better part of this week playing with your CashLuxe Fine and Silk Mist yarns and fear I am spoiled for any other fibre. Damn you cashmere! You are a cruel but soft mistress.
Felicia Lo is the genius behind SweetGeorgia and I’ve always loved her yarns. Her Tough Love Sock is a gold standard of sock yarn. But the CashLuxe is simply heavenly. A fingering weight comprising 70% merino, 20% cashmere and 10% nylon, it is soft, squishy and luxurious as well as hard working (thanks to that smidgen of nylon) and is perfect for cowls, shawls and of course socks. And as usual with SweetGeorgia, the colour palette is beyond description. The colours I used for my Five by Five cowl were rich semi-solids called Charcoal and Silver, names that don’t begin to capture the myriad of shades within. The cowl is worked with one strand of each shade of the two shades of CashLuxe Fine and a strand of the Silk Mist (at 60% mohair and 40% silk, it’s a yarn that Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze wishes it could be) in a colour called Mist, a delicious lilac. All three yarns combined make for the most embraceable cowl ever. I wear it constantly. And this weekend, with the leftover CashLuxe, I monkeyed with Purl Soho’s Colorblock Handwarmers to make some lovely fingerless mitts. Just look at them all together. Love!!
DH has instructed me to give him full credit for the above photo. Of course the yarn takes most of the credit. Not to mention the photo app on my iPad for the cool depth-of-field effect.