It's time to decide on my next partner for The Amazing Lace, now that the Widow's Shawl is all but done.
Here's one option
This is the yarn that I wound off tonight. I can't really get a great photo of the color. It's a real vanilla ice cream color with handpainted areas in the palest imaginable peachy pink and blueish green. It's a 100% merino fingering weight yarn from Fleece Artist Merino in the "Wildflower" colorway. I got it from Simply Socks (standard disclaimer - just a customer).
For an idea of the color see the Fleece Artist palette here. My "Wildflowers" is a LOT paler than the photo,though; it's very subtle. And it has a wonderful hand. The merino will be very 'skin friendly', too. The plan is for a 'spring and early fall' scarf. Lace, about 5-7 inches wide and 50ish inches long.
I'm considering several patterns:
Branching Out scarf from Knitty's online 'zine.
Little Leaf Lace Scarf from Sivia Harding - I'd do about half the width of the pictured scarf.
Feather and Fan (for a reference, see the "Misty Garden" scarf in Scarf Style
The other option is:
The "Leaf Lace Shawl" from Fiber Trends. (Better picture here.)
I am really waffling on this. I just finished a shawl and a scarf, so I'm not drawn strongly to either option.