Sunday, January 23, 2011

{Man I Love A Quick Knit!}

Though this project didn't go as quickly as it could have (the previous post explains why), it still only took me a couple of days.  Gorgeous Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk in aran weight, and enormous size 15 needles were the main reason for that, certainly not my concentration and skill!

Here's the black version of the yarn because I cast on with the cream ones before I got a photo.

And here's the finished object!

It wraps twice around my neck, plus some.  I'm still trying to get a handle on the styling.  It is soooo soft though and so warm, even though it's all holey!  I would have taken a picture of me wearing it, but I was in my pj's pretty much all day.  ;)

In other yarn related news, I did manage to pick what to buy and I'll show everyone when the yarns get here.  After picking up the mail, I remembered that I had bought a skein of sock yarn from a destash on Ravelry!  It was only a couple of bucks for this skein of Sock It To Me.  Should be fun!  I'm disappointed in the yardage, which I didn't pay attention to before. Grrr. Hopefully it's enough for two ankle socks.

Thanks for all your help and advice yesterday!  I can't wait for my package of new yarns to get here!! :D


  1. It looks great - I hope it will be lovely and soft to wear. Things with lots of holes do a lovely job of trapping warm air around your neck.

  2. I love Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk! Nice FO. Good job!

  3. Hi Sarah - thanks for your comment on my trouser/skirt... Make it - it's dead easy!
    BTW - when I look at your blog, I think you must already be a postgraduate knitter, not a student knitter anymore ;-) Well done and keep up the good work!

  4. Oh that neck warmer is lovely! It would look really nice we a dark colored pea coat I think. I also love the colors of that sock yarn. Can't wait to see what you make with that.

  5. Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk is one of my favourite yarns - I love it! I have a cowl made from it and it's so snuggly and lovely :)