Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Comfort yarn

Lately I've been knitting with a lot of acrylic. I'm trying to make things either for charity or to sell at my craft show next week. With the craft show I don't want to invest my yarn and energy into an expensive project that won't sell- it's just too risky. I don't mind using real wool, but I'm not going to risk a skein of alpaca on a hat that ends up unwanted.

So since I'm being good about finishing projects and stuff, I haven't been working on the things for me. And thus no nice yarns (except for when I'm spinning, but even then the spinning has mostly been for others.)

Yesterday I was in an awful mood, due to lack of eating, lack of sunlight, and whatever else. So I decided that I was going to take a break from the acrylic and knit with my "comfort yarn."

The yarn pictured above is from my visit to the LYS in Harvard Square on Monday. It's 100% baby llama, and it was really affordable, and the proceeds go help build schools for children in Peru. You can't really go wrong with it. (The background yarn was a special type of koigu that was on sale.)

The problem is that I need to find a pattern for it. I have to decide whether the maroon skeins will become a hat or wristwarmers. The others are for a scarf, but I'm not sure what I want to do with that either. I'm sick of 1x1 ribbing or the Good Ole Cabled Scarf that I've made twice already. But I want something that will be thick and fluffy. Maybe I can knit it lengthwise or something.

Until I decide on the llamas, I'll be working on my Clapotis, which is made out of silk-wool.

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