|Ishbel Beret and Seafoam Cowl|
I don't know what I did wrong before but when I signed on today, everything worked like a charm. I guess I was just not supposed to post last week.
So for this Fiber Arts Friday, I want to share a couple of items I knit using, drum roll please, alpaca yarn. There seems to be a recurring theme to the type of yarn I like to use. Please excuse my picture taking as this is a skill I'm also learning.
I traded some of my Suri fiber for this beautiful gray Huacaya fiber. My husband and I helped Circle R Ranch with their shearing day last year. Once I got my hands on this little girls fleece I knew it had to be mine. Luckily for me, Rita was interested in a trade. I love trading and bartering with fellow fiber friends(hint, hint).
I sent Shay Bonet's fiber to be processed at Stramba Farm in PA. My favorite yarn is fingering weight so of course this years shearing was all processed into, you guessed it, fingering weight . Then I found this wonderful beret pattern from Ysolda called Ishbel Beret at Your Local Yarn Shop. I just love how it knit up.
There is also a matching scarf I hope to eventually knit. I don't know of any of my knitting, spinning, weaving friends who don't have the same problem. Not having enough time to do what we love most!.
Then I found this awesome designer by the name of Stephen West. I have become addicted to his patterns! I have just about everyone he has published.
Little Colonnade is the first of his patterns that I knit. The yarn is a blend of Suri, yep,from our animals, mixed with merino and silk. It was a joy to make and I like to wear it as pictured, like a scarf. Sizing can be changed by repeating more or less of the column lace or by choosing another yarn weight and/or needle size.
So, that's it for me on this Fiber Arts Friday. Don't forget to check out all the other Fiber Arts Friday postings at Wonder Why Alpaca Farm's blog.