Goodness! Why do I not update here more often. I wind up with a million things to write about.
Firstly, how about a new sock.
This is a Jaywalker (natch) knit in Regia Canyon Color, in the Beach colorway. The RPM aren’t done yet. I enjoy switching up my socks a little so the monotony isn’t there when I return to the second sock.
Nothing beats a good Jaywalker.
I’ve also been at work on some babythings for my fast-incoming baby niece/nephew. I bought some nice corn fibre-based yarn for a baby bonnet or two…
Which is super soft and gender-neutral(although leaning towards girly). I’m most likely going to go with the Top-Down Baby Bonnet for them, as it’s easy and cute.
I’ve also started swatching for a new baby pattern all my own.
The photo sucks, but there really isn’t much to show yet, save for the color choice. The yarn is Patons Decor, a nice wool/acrylic blend that is both washable and soft. The green is foresty and cool.
I plan on doing a Vandyke Lace panel in three columns, but after all this swatching (there’s three so far) we’ll see how everything adds up. It’d be nice to add to the solid-colour baby blanket patterns out there. :)
Oh, and quite possibly the biggest news as of late. My good buddy Ethan happened to have a friend with an alpaca farm. And when said friend mentioned alpaca seconds, my good buddy Ethan figured he would suggest myself, the Pirate, and friend Janis as possible receivers of said fleece.
It came in on Monday. 8 pounds of it.
It is, of course, fresh off the animal, so there’s work to do. But I’m quite surprised; despite an obvious smell of farm animal (which doesn’t bother me in the least; I worked on a ranch for years) the fleece is in really good shape, and the natural colours are really gorgeous. I have one bag of Fandango(black) and three bags of mixed browns.
I’ll be spending the next little while learning how to clean and prepare it. If anyone has suggestions or helpful websites, please let me know!
Now, IMPORTANT NEWS
I knit a pair and plan to live in them this fall.
They are super easy, but the cables make them fun and interesting. I would recommend a nice soft yarn on bamboo needles.
Yay Pirate! ARRRRRRR
(I’m a day late for Talk Like A Pirate Day. Oops!)