Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Crochet Lace Tape

This yarn is so yummy I could eat it! 

It's called Gelato so it sounds yummy too. A 50/50 cotton/acrylic blend gives the best of both worlds. 

Hubby took me yarn shopping (because he awesome!) and he spotted this yarn and pointed it out to me. I'm so glad he did! Gelato is a lovely yarn to work with and gives the prettiest finish to your work, holding it's shape nicely. 

This is my first crochet lace project and I'm very pleased with it so far. Have you ever made crochet lace? I think I'm addicted. 

Crochet Lace Tape

To see progress on my lace tape project see Crochet Lace Tape - part 2.

Update April 2016: I hope to pick this project up again as soon as my shoulder and back lets me start crocheting again. You should be able to find the video tutorial by Sheru Knitting here, just let me know if you can't find it and I'll hunt it down for you.