Monday, February 19, 2007



I'm a newbie here, and this is my first KAL of any kind~ I'm a relatively new knitter, but I'm loving alpaca, so I thought I'd post my first attempt at knitting with it.

I just finished this cowl a couple weeks ago:

So that's it inside out, though I kinda like it that way. I'm wearing it with pretty much everything --It's like a giant necklace! I'm not super crazy about the colour ("mist"), so I definitely plan to make another, it was a very, VERY easy knit. Kinda tedious, really, just endless purling. Pattern and yarn both from Fable HandKnits and it is 100% baby alpaca, just about the softest yarn I've ever knit with.

I bought the yarn from Pick up Sticks, which I believe is Vancouver based (I'm Canadian...) and I think the yarn itself is also from a Canadian company (for those of you who appreciate all the details!)

I've also since bought a whack more of this fabulous yarn in other colours (it's currently half price!), and have cast on the "Gilmore Vest" from the same Fable Handknits site, so that'll be my next alpaca project...I'll be sure to post photos of it once it's completed, which might be awhile...

So, that's my introduction, I look forward to reading up on what everyone else is knitting with alpaca, and checking out all your blogs as well!
~Cara :)


Criquette said...

WOW! That's really luscious. Sadly...when I went over to Pick Up Sticks with the intention of feeding the stash, I found there were only 2 balls of Fable alpaca left :((


That is rather gorgeous! One of my favorite blogging ladies sends out some of her hand-dyed sock yarn to Pick Up Sticks.

I can't wait to see what else you knit with that lovely stash steal!

Reckless Glue said...

ah, sorry bout it all being gone, it's no doubt because I bought it all! I noticed even the last time I was on there a couple of the colours I could only get three balls each of. You can get it right from the fable handknit site though.

Reckless Glue said...

is it the applelaine Apple Pie sock yarn? I just bought some of that too!