Sunday, July 17, 2011

Can You Say - Wrapigan?

It's been quite some time since I've written and a lot has happened.

On May 27th, my kids and I were involved in a very serious automobile accident. My children were able to walk away. I spent 3 days in ICU and 10 in the hospital. I am home recuperating and grateful to be alive.

...And I'm knitting!

Not since my first sweater (pictured here) have I been so excited about a knitting project. But I am in a state of euphoria over my newest one. I have just cast on decadently delicious Peruvian Tweed Alpaca yarn to make the Wrapigan. It's not quite a cardigan because it has long ends that can be wrapped in several ways. And it's not quite a wrap because it has sleeves. It can be worn open in the front or in the back. It was designed by the Stitch Poet, out of Charlotte, NC. It is both sassy and sophisticated. You may click here to purchase a copy of this and other Stitch Poet patterns. You'll love her work. I certainly do.

I've never knit with alpaca before. It's now my new favorite yarn. I also have a knitter's confession to make. I am a bit intimidated by patterns, especially if I really like the garment. My first sweater was made under the tutalege of a skillful knitter and friend. Here, I'm on my own. (Okay, I'm not really on my own. I have my Ravelry friends, including the designer, to help me.)

Stay tuned for the finished product. I can't wait to wear it! I promise to jump, shout, strut, and pose when it's finished. Oh, and of course post a photo here.

Until next time...