Thursday, November 29, 2007

Alpaca Mittens for Charity

For the Soaring Eagles Project and Knit Unto Others!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Branching Out

Classic Alpaca Phlox color size 8 needles 2 skeins

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Bulky Alpaca Hat

After a rash of knitting-disasters, the wonderful Pithy Hat has revitalized my zest for fiber.

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Pattern: Pithy Hat, modded for bulky yarn use
Yarn: Mirasol Sulka (60% merino, 20% alpaca, 20%20 alpaca 20% silk)
Things I'd change:
Actually, not much. It's a wee bit too long in the back, but I can live with that.

I really really quite love this yarn. It does shed like a mad, moulting canary (hey, d'like my apropos simile there? eh? I try!), so I would personally only use it for accessory knitting.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Another project!

The one row handpun Scarf by Yarn Harlot. I used Elann Pure Peruvian Alpaca and Elann Sierra Aran. Size 7 needles --easy repetitive one more Christmas present down!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

And another

Arucania Atacama childs size 2 on size 8 needles, cute little fish button!!!!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Arucania Atacama

a size 3 childs vest using Arucania Atacama doubled. This is for charity! Grace

Monday, June 18, 2007

Garter stitch jacket & hat

(cross-posted to my own blog recklessglue)

pattern: Debbie Bliss, the baby knits book
yarn: Debbie Bliss alpaca silk (80% baby alpaca, 20% silk) in coral (#25010)
needles: 4.5 mm bamboo straights

A quick knit! I even did the little matching garter stitch hat to go with it. In the end it took me just over 7 balls of the alpaca silk, which is totally outrageous for a baby knit, but hopefully this little jacket will be enjoyed for a little while at least by my BFF's soon-to-be baby girl.

It's not 100% done as I still need to find/sew on some decent buttons for it:

The DB alpaca silk is GORGEOUS. I've got a couple of balls left of the same coral and plan to do a cowl or something with it, so that I too can be wrapped in it's silky fuzziness at all times!