I just want to let everyone know that I have no idea how to write a blog post anymore.
And now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, wanna see what I’ve been up to?
I happened to stumble upon this amazing alpaca yarn at one of our crappy little craft shows that we have in town during the holidays and I couldn’t pass it up. It’s from a local farm–who seriously knew that yarn this nice was found so close to home? It’s amazingly soft and has quickly become one of my favorite things I’ve ever knit with.
I’ve never knit with a fiber that was so thin though, and finding a good pattern for it was a little challenging. I went through my older knitting magazines and spotted a nice (but not outstanding in my original opinion) scarf pattern from the Spring/Summer 2005 issue Vogue Knitting. I’m so glad now that I stuck with it, because it has turned out so lovely. It’s knit in two halves, and then seamed together in the center of the back (something that I’ve never tried before). Since I’ve got the first part done, I blocked it out this morning and couldn’t believe how it looks! I’m scrambing to finish the pattern now because I want to wear it NOW!
So now I’m carrying around the ratty magazine and second half of my scarf everywhere. I have to get it finished!