Monday, March 28, 2011
Second Annual Knitting & Crochet Blog Week -day One
This is my first year participating in the Knitting & Crochet Blog week. I thought it might be fun to have a theme for each days post. So here we go.
Chose 2 yarns that I love or hate:
Berroco Vintage -this yarn is 50% acrylic, 40% wool and 10% nylon and is reasonably priced. This is such a beautiful yarn to work with and has great colour selection. I've used it for a couple of projects. This is Ella's red shrug. It is a beautiful colour red, the computer doesn't do it justice. Even though it has a fair bit of wool in it, the Vintage is very soft and comfy -it has to be or else Ella wouldn't wear it. I'm in the midst of another Vintage project, cable socks for an unnamed person. I like the way they are knitting up but have yet to see how well they wear for socks.
Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn Fingering -this yarn is 50% alpaca, 30% merino, 10% silk, and 10% nylon. I have a hard time not buying more of this wool every time I'm at my favourite LYS. The colourways are so beautiful. Have you felt this wool? It is so soft. I have 3 skeins of colour 09. It is a mixture of loden green/brown/mustard brown/rust/wine/mallard blue. I'm planning on making the Sontag from Piecework. This is another version, but will give you the idea. The gauge isn't quite right, but I hope to make it work. Otherwise I will have to make my own pattern and I'm still new at that.