Friday, June 28, 2013

What's on the Needles?

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-
carol fun


  1. love your finished scarf and the orange and grey is so pretty

  2. Fun projects! No wonder you are liking them.

  3. I'm liking the orange and grey ~ probably cause the orange seems softer!

  4. Can't wait to see your haul! As promised at the meeting, I'm the designated driver for the car pool. I heard the show was great; I'm SURE I ill find lots of fun vendors.

  5. Okay, it's a sidetrack but how adorable is that alpaca line art on the label!?!?

    Also, how gorgeous is your yellow-hourglass-with-color-on-black-alphabet!? This is one of those which makes me contemplate my prospective talents for cat burglary!

    Hope you're having an awesome summer in your new digs.

  6. You are amazing, knitting, quilting, and cross stitch!


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