Yarn Purchased: Dec 2006
Project Started: April 2007
Project Finished: August 2008!!!
Pattern: Wrap Yourself in Nature, Inspired Cable Knits
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Melange, 10 skeins
This is a wonderful yarn and the cabling in this pattern is really beautiful. I'm not sure the baby alpaca would hold up to the wear a sweater would subject it to, but think this wrap is a great project for the yarn. It really drapes beautifully. It's a bit brutal to have to knit a total of 90 inches of the SAME pattern (hence it being place on hold not just once but twice). Especially when the cable is just exactly hard enough to not be able to memorize... so you need to carry the chart with you everywhere. Now that it's done, I do think it's going to be a great thing for me come fall, when my preggo belly will not really let me wear most of my sweaters.
While this was blocking, I was able to finish what I considered my 'extra credit' Olympic project:
These were a fun knit. For whatever reason, I was nervous to knit them, as the cuff is knit back and forth, and then you join it to the sock. Looks a heck of a lot harder than it was to knit! For the ankle, I knit the medium size (72 sts) but then for the foot, I went down to 64 sts. Fits great!
And - these are both Mission Possible projects! Only 2 more to go (Kauni and the red tweed yarn).