Posted on November 10, 2010 at 10:07 am

I wore Hawthorne all weekend, happily unwrapping it from around my neck to show people the lovely yarn and the lace in a worsted gauge.  Such things seemed a novelty among the spinning crowd I was with at the Northeast Handspinners Association Gathering in Dover, Vermont (more on that later).

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So many spinners make tiny yarn by default, so lace is usually what they shoot for. Worsted weight lace, well, that's just odd, isn't it?

Coincidentally, Kim Kaslow whose yarn I knit into Hawthorne, was there as a vendor, so people made the connection easily.  Once you see Kim's "Mara" yarn on display, you want something perfect for it. Hawthorne is two skeins worth, highlights the subtle color variations (and what colors!), and drapes perfectly. It's one of my favorite lace projects ever.  I may have to make another one.