I loved Yarndale in September and bought a few skeins of the most beautiful yarn. However, finding the "right" project for it has proved trickier! I have never spent that much on a single ball of wool, so the hand dyed, silk skein needed special treatment. Having only bought one skein, my options were a little limited - but I could only really justify buying one.
I settled on this pattern - available on ravelry. Sorry about the photos, there hasn't been much good light for photography recently. I am quite pleased with the wrap, which I shall mainly wear as a scarf. I have never used silk yarn before, it definitely needed blocking. It was more than a little scary, soaking my hard work, and then stretching it out across the hall landing for 48 hours! But it was worth it. I don't think it was my favourite to crochet with, but it is very pretty - if I do say so myself! The little beads are so unusual, and I have already worn it to work.
So, that's my first project completed. I am already working in the next. I'm just starting a new blanket! It definitely feels right to be starting a new big project at the start of the new year.