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!

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Oooooh! August 19, 2008

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I’ve decided that this is my next big project.  My husband helped me pick out a color yarn (Dublin) at KnitPicks and I’m just dying to get started.  Buuut, it may still be a little bit.  Mostly because I want to check out the two yarn stores when we go visit our parents and see if they have anything I’ll probably fall in love with even more.  So that’s that and I’m off to work on something that’s sitting in my bag!

 

Knitting Hiatus July 8, 2008

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The past few days I’ve been on a knitting hiatus.  I was feeling slightly burned out from the constant knitting I was doing.  So I took a few days to goof off and do other things that have been feeling neglected (*cough*scrapbooking*cough*).  The other problem I was having is that the tweed pattern I’m knitting isn’t exactly exciting.  It looks nice but just isn’t something that I’m flying through.  My pointelle shawl is fun to knit, but on days when all I want to do is something pretty, easy and simple, it doesn’t deliver.  I’m sure that knitting with purple needles and using dental floss thin purple yarn doesn’t make it easier.

Anyhow, I’ve got my next project all drawn out and in the works.  I hope to have it finished by nxt week so Jax can bring it to my parent’s house.  So we’ll see!