Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Knit It...Loved It...Wore It Out.

This was my first cable project EVER. And I loved everything about it. The pattern (an Adrianne Vittadini pattern), the yarn (alpaca from Patternworks, bought in person when they were in Poughkeepsie) and of course…the color.

First Cable

This sweater got worn A LOT. At least once a week for the past 4 or 5 years (when the tempeture promitted, of course.) So why was I surprised when I put it on the other day and saw this:


I have never worn a sweater so thin, whether it was something I made or bought. The only good thing…I have an alpaca sweater in the same color on the needles. I already get teased about my obsession with pink; imagine if I had 2 sweaters in that mauve/plum color.

I think that it is time for a nice hot bath for the cable sweater. Maybe it can be reincarnated it into a bag, so I don't ever have to give up my favorite sweater.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Just a Quick Note

Just a quick note to tell all you sock fans out there that Annie’s now has the coveted NORO Noro noro SOCK Sock sock YARN Yarn yarn. We have these beautiful colors:

Noro Sock Yarn 1

Noro Sock Yarn 2

Noro Sock Yarn 3

Noro Sock Yarn 4

Noro Sock Yarn 5

Noro Sock Yarn 6

The pictures don’t really do the yarn justice. They are all so pretty, I don’t know which one to pick.