Being both lace and intarsia, this project moved a little more slowly than some.
But it did slowly grow and blossom into a thing of beauty,
and as it did, I fell more and more in love with this yarn
and, specifically, these colorways. The Alpaca Cloud yarn in Midnight Heather, with its blues, blacks, greens, and purples that really only come out in the sun, like a raven's feathers. The Tidepool heather, with it's greens, blues, and yellows, has a depth that pictures just cannot do justice to.
This project was a challenge for a few reasons, most of which I hope were corrected by the time the book went to press. Even so, this project would still be challenging, so if you've never knit lace or intarsia before, I wouldn't recommend starting with this. If, however, you are comfortable doing both, the final project is truly stunning.
Stunning enough that I'm tempted to knit another one for myself.
To really see it in all it's beauty, do checkout the July/August 2010 Knit Picks catalog, or you can see it on the website. The photographer did a fabulous job.
Oh, and get yourself some of this yarn. You won't regret it.