Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Knitting Along

A couple of weeks ago I was enchanted by a pattern from Classic Elite, sent out in their email newsletter, for the Fresco Basket Whip Cowl (free pattern here).  I printed it out, thinking it would be fun to do "sometime"...  I must have queued it in Ravelry too...  Then the very next day, I received an invitation on Ravelry to join a Knit Along (KAL) for the very same pattern!  Queue the Twilight Zone music! (do do do do, do do do doo).  Oh yeah, I queued it - she's not reading my mind, right?  (do they know about the felted double knit trivet-y thingeys I'm thinking of trying? - no pattern, just want to try out double knitting... is there a Knit Along for that too??)

Anyway, I joined and found a lovely shade of blue and am enjoying making this!  It's a quick knit (I'm NOT a quick knitter, alas), it only takes 2 skeins of Fresco from Classic Elite.  I ADORE this yarn!  It has 60% wool, 30% baby alpaca and 10% angora so it's wonderfully soft.  In the skein it's not overly remarkable, but once you start knitting it, it softens up and the angora halo introduces itself and is as charming as it can be.  ("Hi, I'm Angora, and I will be caressing your neck, and keeping you warm").

The Ravelry KAL is ongoing, so feel free to join in!  I put Fresco on sale to make it even easier.  I put a couple of Dale of Norway yarns on sale too - check it out!

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