I want you all to cast your minds back to the start of the week and the riveting saga of the spinning of the sacred alpaca ...
Got that image firmly in place?
Righto ... as it turns out, the enforced break from Tour De Fleece spinning due to a particularly poorly placed rusty nail, coupled with a certain reluctance to engage with a quilt project that is in active-procrastination mode, meant that I had absolutely NO CHOICE ... none at all ... but to knit.
A portion of the sacred alpaca has fulfilled all of its early promise and has reincarnated as
[drum roll please, maestro ]
yes ... another cowl.
Improvised feather and fan, a little simpler than the Ice Queen and without the picot cast on-and-off which I really didn't think would show up properly with the halo of the alpaca [ my excuse and I'm sticking to it ]
... and here we get to my current quandary... namely, if you were my elegant about-to-be-30 daughter-in-law* [ whose favourite colours are black, brown and grey ] which would you prefer?
The Ice Queen in black laceweight, or the slightly simpler grey one in my handspun sacred alpaca ?
* who was quite properly brought up to appreciate the effort in handmade gifts