The Little Mermaid Knit Along. Of course the last clue has already come out and I've already signed up for the next Unique Sheep Knit Along: The Phoenix and the Carpet. The Phoenix and the Carpet will be the fourth Unique Sheep Knit Along that I have signed up for, but The Mermaid is the first one that I hope to actually complete. For this Knit Along I decided to be a bit bold in my yarn choice and went with the Bliss colorway in Ling. I was really drawn to the jewel tones and thought that they were evocative of the iridescent scales of the mermaid's tail. Ling is 70% Superfine Super Wash Merino, 30% Cultivated Silk. The yarn is very firm, threadlike, with a nice sheen because of the silk. Getting the shawl started was hard because the yarn is so fine, and a little slippery, but hopefully a good blocking will take care of most of the initial uneveness. This is my first time knitting lace with a variagated yarn. The colors do compete somewhat with the lace pattern and can make it trickier to read the lace, but I really love the colors. I'll just have to see how the final shawl turns out. Of course I am using beads, I always pick the bead option on The Unique Sheep Knit Alongs.