Freitag, 4. Dezember 2009
One of the best things that has happened to me is 1) my boyfriend, 2)the fact that the boyfriend bought me 700g of the softest, most expensive most beautiful alpaca bulky yarn from Lang Yarns. It is incomparable. I've had it for a few months and am working on the pattern to use it on because i'm so scared of wasting it. I'm thinking of a sweater that somewhat resembles a stormy cloud, thinkthink.
I swear to god- this is the nicest yarn I've ever laid hands on. It's soft, the colour is beautiful and I want to take it to bed. In fact, on my drive home from Munich that weekend I put it on the seat next to me and occasionally petted it. THATS how soft it is.
One item that I made and that I am particularly fond of is my new beret, made from merino fingering weight. It's a pattern I got off ravelry, and I made it simply out of the necessity to have a hat because it had suddenly gotten colder. i added a little green bow to the band making it extra prim, and even though the pattern is not quite right for the yarn it is a hat that has seen a lot of wear and I've gotten a ton of compliments for it. A better picture of it worn will be up soon.
After many many knitpieces for other people, I is making me some fancy candystripe sweater. I used hints from a pattern from Drops, but generally just made it up as I went along. I'm not sure thats going so well, it's pretty tight and knitting intarsia back and forth is really not fun at all and its really really hard to keep gauge. I ran out of yarn and i'm waiting for the final skeins to arrive for the sleeves, because that's all thats left to do! Two little sleeves. Waiting to be knit during lectures. I am always the center of many attentive looks when I am knitting in lectures, and I'm sure many knitters experience that too when knitting publically.
So. Here is the first part of candycane. sorry for the crappy photo.