17 July 2007

...all this and more.

She's finally done......Na Craga!

Pattern: from Alice Starmore's Aran Knitting
Yarn: Luxury Alpaca Silk 15-50g balls
Needles: 4.5mm

I love the details. Saddle shoulders. This yarn is very soft and has a lovely drape. And I loved the way it blocked. I've also started some fingerless gloves in the same yarn but in pink. A much lovelier colour than this one.

Very simple cables. 4 and 8 row repeats. I would say even someone new to cables could accomplish this one.

On Sunday to celebrate we went antiquing, and I found a better basket to hold my Lorna's Laces. $5, can't beat that, and some old sock blockers. I just need to give them a light sanding and clear coat and they'll be ready for the next pair of socks.

Now back to MS3, I'm part way through clue #3, but I had a peak at Rhonda's blog and saw that she has already finished clue #3. I'll post pictures when I get that far.


Anonymous said...

The sweater is really nice!
I think I have stash envy. I was at Lettuse Knits on the weekend and wasn't allowed to buy anything, not even STR.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Oh what a beautiful sweater! It's sooooo nice. AND btw, that basket of sock yarn is "to die for." Reminds me ... I've got to go take a peek at mine. You know ... the stuff I have hidden away from sight. [I think it's a whole drawer stuff full now.]

Renee said...

Ooooooh, that's gorgeous.

Lyle said...

I love the sweater. I have to put that on my to do list. Although i rarely get to wear them here in Georgia.

Samantha said...

The sweater is gorgeous! Hooray for a new basket and some kickin' sock blockers. :)

sue said...

What a beautiful sweater you made. I love all the cables too. Lovely yarn you have in that basket, and what a perfect size too.

Alisha said...

Love the sweater...what a great job you did!!!