Saturday, January 13, 2007

Hello from Connecticut

Hi, my name is Priscilla and I'm an alpaca lover! I joined last week, and it finally occurred to me that I should stop by and introduce myself. Usually, I hang out at my blog, By Hook or Needles.

Since I found this KAL, I have realised that I have alpaca or alpaca blends in my stash in every weight from lace to worsted, but that I don't have many finished projects to show for myself. So hopefully this will help me to reduce my stash and add some alpaca FOs to my name!

I had thought that my first project was going to be the "Blue Curacao Shawl" from Doris Chan's Amazing Crochet Lace, in Berroco's Ultra Alpaca in a heathered blue colorway. But I have decided to save that for February and make it my first Project Spectrum project. So instead, I have started a "Bejeweled" scarf in Nashua Handknits' Ivy. It is a wool/alpaca blend with a silver thread running through it, and as soon as I found it at Webs a few weeks ago, I knew it would be perfect for Bejeweled. It must be a fairly new yarn, however, because the company's website is still under construction.

I can't wait to see what everyone else is up to!


LesleyD said...

OOO that scarf sounds lovely. The Ivy with the silver threads going through it!! ooo I'd love to see a pic!!!!


I'm so happy you shared this with us! I'm a Project Spectrum participant also, and can't wait to see what everyone does for that.

The Bejeweled scarves are looking rather lovely, yours looks extremely cozy.

michele said...

i have 7 skeins of the same alpaca seta in grey still not sure what to create definitely not a scarf of shawl i was thinking more along the lines of a short sleeve cardigan i have never knitted with alpaca before i love the look and feel of the alpaca seta do you have an patterns you can suggest for me good luck with your projects!