Not only does she spin her own her own yarn, she also speeds through her knits, including lace. Her hands fly as if they were tiny knitting machines. Speaking of which, she is a talented designer, weaver and also an accomplished machine knitter.
I have no idea when she finds the time to do all of this and work full time but somehow, she does.
Since everyone that knows me, also knows that I do not knit lace well. I do lace knitting with a rest row - and heavy yarn. To make a long story short, Laritza took pity on me, and I sent her the Suri lace yarn I had stashed several years ago for the Forest Path Stole.
It took her a few short weeks. She tells me she knitted the garment for me in her 'spare' time! While speeding off to work - I think there was some Forest Path knitted on her train to work. I think she memorizes the patterns. ( Perhaps she has leprechauns working nights at her home).
The Suri yarn is something neither of us would use again. This was called Spring Frost - but Laritza found it fragile and stubborn all at the same time. The worst was that it was variegated. Variegated yarn is hard to use in any lace project IMHO. Below are 4 pictures I took. I am not a great photographer and the pictures don't show the actually beauty of the shawl.
Thank you Laritza. This gift of your talent is more than I deserve.