After much swatching and head scratching, I have cast on birch.
This is my first experience of using Kid Silk Haze. The yarn is beautiful, but requires concentration, time and patience. As those yarn overs and k2tog are quite perilous when using such a fuzzy thread. For anyone who is interesting in knitting a birch shawl, I would recommend reading these notes here and here. When not staring at some blue fuzz, I went to for an adventure to Cairnpapple Hill.
A sacred burial ground, with amazing views all the way to Arran and Bass Rock. And the perfect conditions for kites.