Every now and then I feel the need to let loose with a really brilliant blog entry title, ya know?
Lucy thanks you all for the birthday wishes. She had a lovely day, lounging around, sleeping, eating, playing, and being petted and cuddled. Wait — how is that different from any other day?
Why, yes, I do have a lot of blue yarn, don’t I? What am I going to use it for?
The blue/gold Manos is slated to become another kitty bed for Princess Lucy. I’ve got some nice blue Colinette mohair that coordinates nicely with it, and I was thinking about knitting that in with the Manos, to make the bed extra fluffy.
And of course I’ve got some floofy fun fur yarn for the edging. Crystal Palace Splash.
So . . . what’s the blue/gold Brooks Farm mohair destined to be?
I don’t know yet. But you realize that I had to have it, right? I bought two skeins of it, which is a total of 1,000 yards. My Grape Arbor shawl, knitted from approximately the same weight yarn (albeit silk not mohair) took 850 yards. So maybe I’ll design another shawl for the mohair.
KnitPicks Alpaca Silk Yarn
I had a couple of questions asking how I liked knitting this yarn. I liked it just fine, thank you very much!
It was pleasant to knit, didn’t split, and there were no knots or anomalies in the yarn I had. The resulting iPod sweater has been jammed in my purse since then. Now granted, five days is hardly enough to judge how well it’s wearing, but so far so good.
I think this yarn looks really good at 5.5 stitches/inch. I’m not sure I’d like it at less than 5 stitches/inch — it might be too loose. But maybe that’s just me.
In closing, the ubiquitous Kinsale update photo.