knitxcore.: A is for Alpaca.

Monday, January 14, 2008

A is for Alpaca.


I finished the lil' number just in time to give to my long-time friend Bryan for X-mas (it was kinda belated). We've been friends since we were in high school, and he's the only childhood friend that I still talk to on a regular basis. So, his gift had to be pretty nice. I used the yarn I was kinda hoarding for myself in a fit of LMGS (lastminutegiftsyndrome), although I hated to see it go, I know it will be loved in it's new home.

Pattern Particulars
Pattern Source: The Fidget by Robin Dodge for One Sheep Hill
Needles: Clover Takumi US size 10.5 straight
Materials: Misti Alpaca Chunky in Color #1000, vintage buttons from stash.
Time: Just a few hours.
loved: The stitch pattern! i will absolutely use it again!
hated: That I had to frog it about two or three times.
mods: None, really, I used the second option and just sailed through.

I'm sooper dooper happy with the fidget. I may have to order some more Misti Alpaca to make one for myself now.

---Today's Video---

Mates of State - Goods (all in your head.)



Stela said...

I love the scarf!!

Jana said...

Looks rad! Great gift! Misti Alpaca is a great gift yarn I've decided. It would be really tough not to love something made of Misti Alpaca I think...

elizabeth marley said...

Love it. It makes you look like such an intellectual!

Monica said...

Oh, nice. I love the misti alpaca yarn. I have knit a couple of neckwarmers in misti, hmmm, alpaca.

Impossible Princess said...

shows what kind of geek i am...the first thing I noticed is that you are reading 20,000 leagues under the sea LOL

but the scarf is cute too!

Charles said...

Can you make me too?
Misti alpaca scarf sooooo cool!

Great gift for your friends!

Eric & Tony said...

What a super gift!

Time to go try out that bread technique. That loaf looks better than any my silly machine ever produced.

Crochet Goddess said...

Very pretty, great color. It looks great on you. I hope your friend enjoys his gift.

Stephen said...

I really like the color of that scarf and the buttons too. I think I am going to have to add that to my project list in the near future. I'm Stephen by the way. Check out my knitting blog if you get the chance!