As you can see, it's a lovely, denim-y color, which was called "Bay Breeze," and which I call "Den-yum."
Today, I finally decided to wind it, and maybe knit another, bigger Trousseau shawl.
There are 882 yards of yarn here by my reckoning, more than enough. I'm hoping this will be my travel project.
I want to work on someone else's pattern. I don't want to be designing anything of my own on my trip; I need a break from all the thinking and planning and note-taking, trying things and frogging them in a perfectionistic funk.
Anyway, I'm proud of myself for realizing that I couldn't wind all 882 yards into one big skein. In fact, it would be foolhardy to have one big skein. I need smaller ones that will fit in my purse and will smoosh into nooks and crannies in a suitcase.
I plan to swatch this evening.
Here's the first Trousseau shawlette I made using Debbie Bliss Rialto 4-ply, one of my favorite yarns due to its smoothness and stitch definition.
Being handspun--especially being my handspun--the Den-yum will be less defined, but I'm hoping it will still be beautiful.
Wish me luck on the swatch!