And the good stuff's expensive. Not quite as obscenely expensive as pure cashmere, but it ain't cheap. And when I say 'laceweight', I'm talking about nearly thread-like in weight. Not easy to handle -- like wrangling a cobweb! -- but it's SOOOO pretty! ^_^;;;
Anyway, this is the start of the project -- a scarf made up of triangular crocheted modules.
Unfortunately, the picture didn't quite capture real beauty of the yarn -- the dark shade is actually a very, very deep purple and the tan portions are really golden brown. But yes, that emerald green is really that vibrant.
And as a measure of scale for the actual yarn, those marker rings are a little less than a 1/2" in diameter.
Now I only need to make 6-8 more of these (depending on how far my yarns goes). -_-
But on the plus side, while I'm madly crocheting, soon-to-be-feral-Cloud and feral-Cid are working on an interesting and rather humorous chat in my head(s). ::evil grin::
Amusing Sidenote: One of my favorite yarn companies has a very attractive multi-colored gold colorway. Check out color 11C on their website Alchemy Yarns (2nd row, 3rd item from the left -- click the text for a better picture).
And what they call this pretty golden colorway? Full Metal Alchemist. I kid you not!
Hmmmm... someone in the company is a FMA fan, perhaps? ^_-