I have been crazy busy making lots of projects for friends and family. (I can't share them yet because some of them are top secret!) In the meantime I thought I'd make myself a little something.
I got this magical Alpaca yarn from KnitPicks.com last year. It's called Andean Treasure.
It's baby Alpaca, one of my most favorite fibers ever! It's buttery soft and delicious. The Olive shade is not really my color but I'm going to make it work!
I searched long and hard for the perfect pattern to use my prized yarn on, then I found this one!
It's called Greystone by Sarah Cooke, and it's just what I was looking for. No cables or fancy stuff, just a *mostly* stockinette pattern to show off the texture of the Alpaca yarn.
The pattern calls for a DK weight and my yarn is a Sport weight so I am messing around with the tension. I knitted a few test swatches and decided to settle with a size 4 needle, but so far it's looking a little smaller than I would like! I might need to start over with a size 5 or 6 needle. Bummer.
I'm not too upset about it though, I love working with this yarn and this pattern is simple enough so it's not going to be too much of a chore to start again.
I'll keep you updated!
In other news, I might have *accidentally* fallen prey to a KnitPicks Wool sale! Oops!
It's okay though! I've got it under control!
All this yarn is going to turn into 3 sweaters for next Fall and Winter. I'm thinking a cable knit green one for me, a purple one for Alex and I'm still not sure on the blue. A skein of fingering weight baby Alpaca jumped into my cart too, along with two skeins of Cashmere blend yarn and a hand painted skein of single ply Merino. Whoops!!!
I know it's not exactly Wool weather and I should be focusing on lightweight, Summer projects but I'm a rebel. Plus, I'm obviously a sucker for a yarn sale. Heh.
I'll be back soon with an update on some of the exciting commissions I'm doing for friends and fam. There's some pretty cool stuff going on!
Thanks for stopping by!
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