Saturday, January 29, 2011

Knit Along: Galaxy Scarf from Sophie's Fine Yarn Shoppe - Day 5

Hitting my stride, making new friends

You know, I’m finally getting the rhythm of this piece.  I’ve been able to do the last three repeats without error, and I smiled as I finished off the end.  This scarf is knit in two halves from a joined middle, giving it a lovely rounded end to match its flowing scalloped edges.  It’s going to be really pretty when blocked.  I’m totally jazzed to pick up these middle stitches and start my way down the other half.
And then there’s the yarn.  It’s a fiber sigh, a silver cloud, the kind of yarn you could bury your face in and die of tactile happiness.  Warm yet wondrously light--this is an ideal scarf for this yarn.
Okay, I confess I may be a bit biased today.  I spent today getting up close and personal with a herd of alpaca (more on that in a future episode), so I’m enjoying my Alpaca With A Twist yarn.  Sure, the double strand makes things a bit more complicated, but I gotta tell you, this stuff is sooooo soft I bet all the sheep are a wee bit jealous.  Feeling my fleecy new friend’s neck, I can see where these beasts get their reputation for lush fiber.  If they were about half the size of what they are, I’d totally buy one (well, I’d wish I could buy one...I’m really not a livestock kind of gal but if anything could sway me....).

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1 comment:

Kimberly and Abby said...

What a cute face that alpaca has! Your scarf is lovely!