This is Loom in Essence yarn, flower silk mole, naturally dyed with indigo. Currently 44 inches long and about 20+ inches wide, garter stitch on #10 needles. Two balls at 280 yards, garter stitch, will give me a commodious shawl for summer. Using straight Bryspun needles, a "special plastic" claimed to be easier on arthritic hands. Maybe, anything will make my right wrist hurt: computering, knitting, slicing bread.
Last summer at Knitty City I saw someone knitting with same yarn in green, admired it, learned the texture created the lovely appearance, could be done in mindless garter. Called the store where she'd bought it in Portland, Oregon (now carried by Knitty); its origin is a studio in Sedona, Arizona. Phone was answered by woman who used to work in another yarn store there, one of the longtime ones-- near my daughter's home. Indigo always speaks to me in all shades and permutations--fabric from India, Mexico. It is lighter than it appears here, a first-day photo on my new digital, Canon Power Shot Elph, 800.*
Startitis is a common affliction among knitters. Sahara Briscoe, a local little red hen in Brooklyn, blogging at Sistah Craft, gave me the diagnosis. Among projects waiting are those with highest priority-- sweater for Roxie (seen here on former camera) and an 18-inch Condom Amulet doll. Every day I add a few more rows to my indigo shawl. The true fantasy is my hope of using it this summer. With global warming, that could stretch months ahead.
*Note to Claude, Blogging in Paris, who answered my questions about cameras: yes, I settled on another small one, fits in purse, slightly more challenging. In another life, my digital understanding will begin sooner and my camera competence be more like yours.