A Knititng Diary

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Misti Alpaca feels like Heaven January 11, 2009

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Yesterday while perusing the yarn at Prairie Yarns, I caresed my first skein of Misti Alpaca chunky yarn.  Holy cow, it is soooo unbelievable soft and I wanted to curl up with it and cuddle.  I now really want to buy some and make a super soft sweater with it and I absolutely would wear it all the time.  Luckily I noticed all of this lushness after I paid for my yarn and was having my yarn wrapped into balls.  At the last second I caught some lovely skeins of Misti Alpaca sock yarn out of the corner of my eye and wandered over for just a second.  Wow, I just know that my next month’s project will be to acquire some Misti Alpaca yarn and knit myself up some socks.

For this month I have three projects in mind.  Since my yarn from KnitPicks hasn’t arrived yet (it may come within the next couple of days), I will c/o with the yarn I bought yesterday!  I bought some eco-friendly yarn in a heathered gray/brown color and in straight up cream.  Prairie Yarn was nice enough to order me one more skein of the gray/brown and will ship it to my house when it comes in!  The outline for my project is first to knit up a purse alternating the two colors and as far as decoration, I want to do 2 different cable patterns on both the front and back.  I think I would love to do the Flirtation cable (from Vogueknitting.com) in the middle and then a 6st crossover cable on either side of the Flirtation cable.  I’m really excited to get to work on it!

I picked the gray/brown color because I really liked the combination of it alternating with the cream color.  I am also very fond of putting together something classic that will last; the colors aren’t too crazy and it will go with a variety of things.  The heathered gray/brown color also reminds me of tweed 🙂

Today I plan on getting to work on that and we’ll see how far I get before my second skein arrives!

 

My yarn is en route January 9, 2009

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My order from KnitPicks finally shipped out yesterday.  The tracking hasn’t kicked in yet for my order, but I suspect that by next week I’ll have my new bundles of yarn and will be excitedly knitting them into fun things.  I’m especially excited about the sock yarn.  While on the phone with my dad today he was telling me that he has been having a bad couple of weeks with aches and pains, so I want to make him some really nice socks.

This weekend I’ll be making stops at both Prairie Yarn and Boucle, so I’m sure to find more fun soft yarn to buy up!

 

I ordered new yarn! January 3, 2009

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Last night I ordered 2 skeins of Semolina and 2 skeins of Cornmeal Palette yarn to put together a purse for my Etsy shop.  I love the bright yellow color, but didn’t want it to be solid because I thought it might be too much.  So hopefully the Cornmeal complements the Semolina well when I actually get the yarn.  In theory it looks great together.

I also ordered some Imagination Sock Yarn in Woodsman.  Yarn that switches color on its own always makes me a little nervous because while it looks pretty in the skein, sometimes when it’s knitted up it can look not so pretty.  I made sure to flip through Ravelry and see what other people have knitted up with the different colors of Imagination and felt that Woodsman would be the best color to knit my dad a pair of socks from.  The next thing on my to do list is either a) pick a pattern (I couldn’t find one last night that I really liked) or b) make it up on the fly (which I’m okay with).

I haven’t received any word on when the Qiviuit is coming for my uncle’s hat.  What I want to knit him is basically Swell from Knitty.com.  The original pattern I wanted to use was “Snowboarder hat that Rocks“, but it requires bulky yarn and if I plan to knit double stranded with the Qiviuit it won’t be the right thickness.

For right now though I will anxiously sit and wait ’til my yarn comes.  😀