Sunday, November 23, 2008

Early presents and just in time presents

Last weekend Llama gave me my birthday present early! I am truly a lucky knitter.
Lots and lots of baby alpaca, I got a whole sweaters worth of KP Andean Treasure in Embers, dark reds, which I am planning on making the Dollar and a Half Cardigan from the spring 2007 Interweave Knits.
I received 6 skeins of their new line Imagination in three different colour ways; Evil Stepmother, Wicked Witch and Frog Prince(2 skeins of each. There was also some more Andean Treasure in Mystery Heather, Lilac Heather and Midnight. There were also 8 skeins of Gloss sock yarn in autumnal colours; Pumpkin, Cocoa, Dusk, and Woodland Sage. Also to top it off (like there needed to be more!) 8 skeins (2 of each colour) of the lace weight Alpaca Cloud in Tide Pool, Raspberry, Midnight and Stream. Yes, I am spoiled, why do you ask? Is it that obvious?

My husband is the most knit worthy man ever, he enables me all the time. Here is my pile of yarn that I would love to dive into Scrooge McDuck style.

I also finished up the Shifting Sands scarf for Llama's co-worker, this finished up just as it is starting to get really cold here so I am glad, I did mix up the pattern a bit with stripes of a diagonal pattern a couple times and it really turned out lovely, and since it was an alpaca, angora, silk blend it was heavenly to touch. I do hope it will keep him warm through out our wonderful winters!
Here is a close up of the stitch patterns as my other photos were unacceptable to post!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, have a great week!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008