From the moment I touched Mirasol Sulka I knew I was in love. The merino/silk/alpaca blend (60/20/20) felt like clouds made of kittens (or kittens made of clouds) under my fingers. Boyfriend’s mum had bought this yarn for herself. I’m not sure why she gave it to me, either she hates kitten-clouds (less likely) or she wanted to do something nice for me (more likely). After much thought, I realized that a simple ribbed hat was in this yarn’s future.
A long time ago I knit the Burberry-Inspired Cowl in 3 skeins of the brown colour -in too tight of a gauge and with all the stitches twisted. I don’t care that it looks less than perfect. It’s remarkably warm and very soft (remember the kitten-clouds). I knew I wanted to play with the rest of the yarn, and I had to wait for inspiration to strike.