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September 15, 2009

Late night knitting success and a blog feature!

I stayed up knitting till 3am last night. I'm liking this enthusiasm! I've had some delicious chunky Baby Alpaca in my stash for a while and I wanted to come up with a project for it. It's the same yarn I used last year for my button up cowls, but I've always wanted to use it for a full-length scarf as well. I wanted something simple that would showcase this amazing yarn and accentuate its softness. Yesterday during my brainstorming session I decided I would try a simple drop stitch scarf. I cast on and finished last night (hence the 3am bedtime!) and was very pleased with the results.

It's such an understated stitch pattern and it traps a LOT of air in the scarf, which makes it light-weight but really warm. I love it! When I planned to make this proto-type I thought I only had one skein of cream left in this yarn. But when I went to get it from my stash I was pleasantly surprised to find I had one each of blue and black as well! I'm going to knit those next and hopefully include them in my photo shoot this weekend. Then I'll head down to 88 Stitches, where I saw lots of scrumptious colors!

I had another nice surprise today when I found out I'd been featured on FoundHandmade.com. My "Diamond in the Rough" gloves were included in a great collection of fingerless gloves found on Etsy. Very cool! I hadn't seen this site before and I'm really glad to have found it - it looks like a great site for discovering new treasures on Etsy!

All in all this has been quite a productive and encouraging day!

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8 comments:

RedRedCompletelyRed said...

Well done! Those gloves are gorgeous! I love anything to do with knitting, so I'll be checking back here often :)

-Astrid

blackmustard said...

Thanks Astrid! I really like your blog as well :)

Waterrose said...

That scarf looks comfy. One day I'll need things like that again!

blackmustard said...

Thanks Rose! I'm actually looking forward to the colder weather so I make (and wear) stuff like this!

Uli said...

Awesome scarf!!! I couldn't stay up until 3 to knit any longer... getting too ld for that.

blackmustard said...

Lol, I thought I was too! That isn't something I can do on a regular basis, but it's nice to know I've still got it in me!

Thanks for the compliments :)

Linda said...

I love that scarf, just the perfect stitch for what looks like lovely yarn.

blackmustard said...

Thanks Linda! I am really happy with the way it turned out. I'm half-way through the blue one now and it's looking good too :)