Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yarn and Knitting...

Yesterday and today I've been sick with a terrible cold. Up until Sunday, I actually thought my supplements and green smoothies were going to make me so healthy, I would sail through this winter illness free. That has not been the case, apparently, as I slept most of the day, yesterday.

In the mail yesterday I received the new yarn that I ordered. It is called Chroma Worsted. It is 70% wool and 30% nylon. It changes color as you knit it. It feels very smooth and soft. I'm not sure yet, what I'll knit with it, but I'm excited to knit something with this beautiful yarn.

On the needles right now I'm making a scarf made of 74% Suri Alpaca, 22% Peruvian Highland Wool, and 4% nylon. I had bought this yarn last Christmas and made a reference to it in this blog, that it was like trying to knit poodle fur. Well, it still resembles poodle fur to me, but I can actually knit it now. I must be getting better with all the practice. My cat destroyed all the skeins of yarn I bought last Christmas,(alpaca drives her insane!) but I found them on sale, so I ordered enough to do a hat and scarf. It's very light, soft, and fuzzy:

I'm also knitting a lap blanket from a bulky weight yarn made of 70% Peruvian Highland Wool, and 30% Superfine Alpaca. This yarn is very thick and soft, and works up fast. I'm knitting it in seed stitch on size 15 needles:

Well, back to my sick bed, with a cup of hot tea. Hopefully tomorrow I will have my health and energy back. Have a great day!


  1. Love the new yarn!! Feel better :-)

  2. Very interesting display of yarn!! I hope you get to feeling better:)