Sunday, October 25, 2009


I'm back(ish).

So what have I been doing all this time?

Playing with some SERIOUSLY luscious yarn.

Pattern: Hiker's Waistcoat (free pattern here)
Yarn: Terra, by Fibre Company (40% baby alpaca, 40% merino wool, 20% silk), in Pokeberry
Raveled: here

The yarn exceeded my expectations. I've long admired the stunning colours and luxe hand of Terra, but worried about how "floppy" it was in the skein. But knit up, it has both body and drape. I've worn the vest several times with no sign of piling or wear. And it's so cushy and comforting. LOVE.

It was tough choosing a colour! In theory, I'm ambivalent about pink, but in practice, it looks really nice on me. And it's surprisingly versatile, pairing up beautifully with my mostly grey, black and blue wardrobe.

Ok, well, time to get off the laptop. I still need to restrict my computer time, so please forgive me if I don't post or visit you as often as I used to. Staying away from all your lovely blogs and Ravelry activities has been hard. But resting my eyes has meant that I can pick up my sticks and strings again. As much as I love my virtual knitting life, I value my REAL knitting life more. I'm sure you understand.