I keep casting on new projects and scrambling for needles. I just received a Holiday gift in the form of a pattern and of course couldn’t let it just sit there. (Thank you loneknitter!) So I consulted the stash and found the perfect yarn, this local alpaca I purchased last fall to celebrate National Alpaca Days.
This pattern from Laura Chau of Cosmicpluto uses a short row shaping technique I’ve never tried. Well here goes nothing…. I think my next row has a short row turn in it! I really love Laura’s patterns, this is my second. I see many more in my future.
I also had the opportunity to visit the Yarn Boutique while in the big city of Rochester this week and treated myself to some lovely fiberness! I’d love to be able to claim them as my LYS, but to be honest there really aren’t any ‘local’ yarn shops around me. I’ve got to travel at least 40 minutes to various points on the compass to indulge my need for great yarn. Yes, sure there are the typical Joanne’s & Michaels, but I have become a yarn snob.
I do love to knit with local wool, and that can be an adventure in itself to find, but most times the trip is well worth it… Make a friend, bring home some new fiber and I usually score a barn tour out of it for me & the monkeys. What’s not to love?
But I digress…. A true LYS is in order for the city of Batavia. Anyone looking for a partner? Will work for Malabrigo!