Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Alpaca Yarn!

I went to Peru this summer and all I came back with were these balls of yarn:



Ok, that's not really all I came back with. I came back with a ton of pictures, great memories, an Inca Cola tshirt and possibly the swine flu. But this is all the yarn I came back with. It was surprisingly hard to find yarn in Peru. I ended up finding these yarns at the Pisac market at the very beginning of our two week trip. I thought surely if I am finding yarn this early on in the trip, I will find even more of it later. Wrong-o! This was it. Oh well. Really this is all I needed - some sport weight yarn for mittens and some lace weight yarn for a scarf or shawl.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hexacomb cardigan

Look what I've been working on:



Yarn : Tahki Yarns Cotton Classic

Pattern : Hexacomb Cardigan, Interweave Knits Spring 2008

I've been working on this f-o-r-e-v-e-r. I really don't like purling because it takes me 4 times longer to purl than it does to knit. For that reason I really do not enjoy working on sweaters that are not knit in the round. But I really enjoy wearing cardigans. So I am slowly, slowly working on this cardigan.