Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sugarplum Shrug

The Shrug is begun! After some confusion as to yarn-weight and how to deal with that (I had a bad-brain moment and bought a bunch of lace-weight yarn for lace-knitting... and DUH it calls for DK or Aran) I cast on a couple of days ago, and am about 10% (maybe 20%, hard to say) into the knitting. I am loving my brand-new Knit Picks Options needles, and the Classic Elite Inca Alpaca yarn I'm using for this project. They're both silky-smooth for knitting.

Inca Alpaca
Originally uploaded by Project Pictures
I'm also pretty happy with my colorway. The hazy-blue/purple yarn is gorgeous. Plus the yarn itself should bring a different character than the Rowan Kidsilk Aura that is suggested for the pattern, since it's not a mohair-type. There is very little fuzz to it at all. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it turns out, especially since this is my first sweater of any sort. Perhaps not the wisest choice for a first-garment projects, but what the heck. I like to dive right in!

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