That is one of the best qualities of Rowan's Kidsilk Haze... it is also lustrous, slides beautifully through the fingers while knitting, drapes elegantly and feels divine when worn. However, I chose a bronzey-green color to make my stole and it photographs terribly!
Since the rains finally stopped yesterday, I tried holding it over my arm out in the sun on the porch...
Then, I tried draping it over a chair, but the lack of contrast was so bad that I dumped the photos without bothering to bore you with them.
Next, I tried draping it over the poles that normally hold shade cloth over our greens bed... note the rhubarb chard in the background. Hardy stuff, eh? These recent rains just washed the last of the snow off, and this stuff is rarin' to grow.
This garden catalog photo gives you a bit better idea about how the stole might drape... and yup, that's leftover snow there in the background. However it really does nothing to impress and wow you with my knitting prowess or encourage you to try making yourself something out of this scrummy yarn.
In the end, perhaps the best testimonial to this project is the photo I took last weekend while blocking the piece.... I just LOVE my blocking wires, especially for a piece such as this. The color... a flattering one for my olive green eyes, but nothing to try and impress you with in a photo.
Yesterday was also the first day that I could feel, hear, see and smell spring in the air, down in the low foothills where we took a little hike.... there were birds in the bushes, frogs singing in a full but seasonal creek, and even violets, marsh marigolds and blue dicks in bloom (yes, that really is their common name), and the smell... the smell of very wet earth getting ready to send forth sprouts was so enticing... spring really IS just around the corner - have you seen any signs yet?