I got quite a bit of knitting done this last week. I was energized by finishing my Strathcona scarf and starting this new Cladonia. Oh I am loving this one!
I saw this color combo here on Ravelry and could NOT resist. Normally I don't get excited by gray, but combined with the golden yellow and then adding that orange as an accent - wow! The yarn is DROPS Alpaca and I got it here at Nordic Mart. I've never knit with alpaca before and I love how soft it is. It reminds me of that angora I use to wrap around my boyfriend's high school class ring so it would sort of fit hand (and yes I am dating myself here, but it is a good memory). Anyway I've bought alpaca before but somehow I've never used it. I will now and I plan to get more. Cause more is better, right? (Shake your head up and down, up and down. Good job! LOL) I've made this Cladonia shawl before and I will make it again. There are so many gorgeous color combinations. Right now I'm really into 2 or 3 color shawls/scarves/cowls. Here's another pattern I want to try - click here - Albers Cowl. I bought this one last night and I think I should have plenty of leftover yarn to chose from - like that laundry basket of bit and bobs in the corner.
Here is the Strathcona finished but not blocked yet. I like how it comes to a point in the center. I'll probably knit this again too. So many projects, so little time.
Check back tomorrow. I have pictures of my haul from the NQA show in Columbus and the highlight of my day, I got to meet Terry of Terry's Treasures. She has already posted about the show here. I have appointments today and need to scoot but I'll put together a post tomorrow.
Till then -
happy knitting and quilting and stitching-