Wednesday, August 30, 2006
The Shetland Triangle
Barbara Walker says the fir cone pattern is prone to pucker, and puckers I have! The yarn is Alpaca, Alpaquita Superfina, "Finest Quality Andean Yarn", 100% alpaca from Peru given to me by my sister. There is no information about this yarn's weight, but I would guess fingering. This yarn has had many trials but I think it's found its groove in the Shetland Triangle. The pattern starts with a little 2 stitch garter st, and is growing by the fir cone! It's taking longer and longer to finish a row. In the meantime, Totoro and friends decided to rehearse their version of Mirrormask on the cushy, but somewhat hairy surface.
I know one type of yarn I'm going to search for on my trip...lace weight yarn in a cheery color! I think I was going through some sort of Stevie Nicks black lace phase when I bought that black Zephyr.
I hope Alpaca blocks or I'm in big trouble.