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Saturday, December 09, 2006

Shhhh....It's a Surprise!

Nope. Not going to show you, just going to tell you. 'Cause I think she reads my blog, but I'm not sure...I just bought a single skein of Alpaca Silk in colorway Ice (113) to make a Gaiter from Interweave Knits Holiday issue this year. I'm purposely not saying who it's for, but it's NOT a Christmas present, so I have a little bit of time. The color spoke to me tho' and the yarn is too scrumptious...soooo soft! While this yarn isn't cheap, one skein is all that's necessary for this project so it's affordable, and the Gaiter works up to 6.75 inches wide, not a LOT of knitting to do, but it's Brioche stitch, which is new to me. I stopped at my LYS today. It's not something I usually do (temptation is WAY too much in that store, and I can't always guarantee that the customer service will be acceptable, tho' today's was EXCELLENT!), but I like that they carry my Plymouth Bamboo needles, and I needed both 6 and 7 size 16-inch circulars and size 7 dpns to make the Seaman's Caps for my grandsons...(also not for Christmas 'cause with everything else, I don't think there's enough time...)

Promise: I'll show you the Gaiter when it's done. Oh. And the caps, too, I suppose! Now I'm off to sew...


Blogger Jane said...

Brioche stitch isn't at all difficult. Years ago, I made a baby sweater using it that I just loved. Then I lost the pattern and finally decided that I could remember what it looked like and searched through books until I found the brioche pattern stitch that it used. There were a couple false starts, but I was able to recreate the sweater. It was one of my first baby steps to realizing that I could make my own designs if I wanted to.

3:51 PM  
Blogger HPNY Knits said...

oh boy, alpaca knitting gets me all excited...
can't wait to see what the surprise is!

1:47 AM  
Blogger kat said...

why did so many yarn stores have iffy customer service? it is really something that amazes me. i can't wait to see your project when you can finally show it.

11:46 AM  
Blogger somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Bet the gaiter is going to look awesome! Oh, I stopped by the LYS by my work during lunch and the woman behind the counter was so snotty, I am going to return the yarn when I see the owner on Friday! She was THAT bad.

12:06 AM  

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