Sunday, February 21, 2010

Alpaka Tunic

It's done! I started Deborah Newton's Alpaka Tunic (sp.) back in January, but other projects pulled me away. I'm pretty pleased with the result - a lightweight but very warm tunic to wear over a turtleneck or long-sleeved tee.

I guess I really like Berocco's Ultra Alpaca yarn - this is the third or fourth project I've completed using this yarn.

Now I'm reverting to sock knitting - I reorganized my sock stash bin yesterday. I have about 20 pairs to knit - a lot of Robyn Gallimore's Redbird Knits kits as well as a bunch of Blue Moon and String Theory yarns. I'm thinking of knitting some things from Cat Bordhi, Cookie A., Janel Laidman, and Nancy Bush. Specifically:

Canada - Nancy Bush
Atlantis - Janel Laidman
Rivendell - Janel Laidman
Pomatomus - Cookie A.
Bavarian Twisted - Cat Bordhi

Being a member of the "Lotsafos10" group on Ravelry, it would be GREAT if I could empty the sock bin this year!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ravelympics Update

Here are my finished mittens! The pattern is Jared Flood's "Grove". I used my own handspun, a lovely 2-ply deep red wool. The fiber was purchased at Rhinebeck in October 2009 and spun in November 2009.

I'm very happy with the finished mittens - they fit my hand perfectly. I went down one needle size, but other than that, I made no changes to the pattern.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Crown Mountain Knits for Fun!

I joined the Crown Mountain "Knitting For Fun" Club this year. The first project to be mailed out was Linda Ellis' Shorty Tam, knitted with 2 strands of hand-dyed yarn. I chose their Artemis yarn in the "Dance of the Dervish" colorway, which matches my winter coat. It was a fairly quick knit, and the resulting hat is warm, yet lightweight. It sits rather far back on my head, but my ears are covered.

Here it is!