|Bulky 2x2 ribbed alpaca cowl|
First, I finished the bulky, 2x2 ribbed alpaca cowl. This was such a quick and easy project I know I will be knitting a few more in the future. For this one, I held two strands of Simply Alpaca together to create the required bulky yarn. For future projects, I'm envisioning using some of the many, many variegated, speckled or striped hand painted yarns that I keep buying single skeins of with one of the many, many skeins of solid Palette that I also keep buying. Despite appearances and my bank balance, I really am trying to knit from my stash and this would be an excellent stash buster project.
|Weekender Sweater knit with Wool of the Andes Tweed|
Still on the needles is my Weekender sweater. I've split the front and back at the armholes and am only knitting the front right now. You'd think it would be growing in leaps and bounds with only half the stitches on the needle but.... While this past week has flown by at the speed of light, there were a lot of distractions taking place. I'm not abandoning this sweater though. Hopefully by next week I'll have the exact same photo to show, only I'll be knitting the back instead of the front shoulders.
|Beginnings of a shawl knit with Love Ewe Farm yarn|
This one is a new project. It's going to be a shawl and I'm knitting it with my friend, Betsy's, wool. I love that her skeins are marked with the individual sheep they came from. That dark brown that's on the needles comes from Brandi and the white skein was provided by Sadie. As you can see, I'm not very far into the shawl but so far, this yarn is wonderful to work with. If you are interested, you can read all about Betsy and her farm here.
Join me over at Carole's place for today's Three on Thursday link up.