It’s the age old knitter’s quandry: one can you do with just one skein? Yes, I have all the books. I’ve had this dilemna before. I’ve knit socks, hats, scarves. But I’m there again. I have one skein of this Alpaca.
It’s pretty! But it’s different from what I thought it would look like when I ordered it. I was expecting bright vivid colors, but it has more of a brown tone in each of the shades. It won’t work for the purpose I had in mind, but it is soft and lovely and I feel certain it can’t wait to be knit into something wonderful.
I have been wanting to knit Fetching from Knitty and briefly flirted with that idea, but I think the cables in Fetching would be lost in the multi-colored hues of my Alpaca (which comes from Irish Baby Knits by the way. Go there and drool!) So I’m at an impasse here and would really appreciate any suggestions for this beautiful yarn. It is labeled as 270 yards of merino/alpaca blend for needle sizes 5-8.
is in my dyepots right now. I’m not sure if you can tell, but I’m getting beautiful varigated colors on this yarn, due to the use of different base singles that have been spun together. To say I’m overjoyed by this simple pleasure would be an understatement. I guess I’m easily amused, but really. It’s wonderful.
Because I have crafter’s ADHD, I’m going to switch from knitting to art without benefit of a transition. Today’s mail contained this beautiful Artist’s Trading Card from Svenja.
I can’t begin to say how much I have enjoyed coming home to daily art in the mail as a result of the Informal ATC Swap. The swap is still continuing and you can join us by using the link for details, posting your own ATCs, and emailing the link to your cards to me, so I can include you in the list of swapping artists on the left-hand column. My daily dose of art in the mail has kept me inspired all month long!