I'm a little partial to some stripe in my wardrobe, and with a low stock of this berry red yarn, I figured the best way to make it stretch would be a striped sweater.
So last night I decided enough of knitting orders, and take a few hours to knit up something new, (It seems an age since I had time to do this) I also have plans to knit this same style sweater but in cotton (no stripes) and a thinner knit, suitable for summer days. so it was imperative to kick start with this, to enable me to work out the drape on the cotton version.
I was rather chuffed this morning, when I asked my son to take some pictures, he said 'did you make that', Yes I said, he replied 'it's well nice' :)
So I'll take the complement with grace, thank you.
Oh how happy was i when I thought I'd just do a quick internet search for the this yarn, I'd managed over the past 2 weeks to find a small stock of the brown alpaca mix yarn, which made me a happy knitter, but I never thought my luck would be in to find any of the brown mohair, but bam, there it was, a small stock just clearly waiting for a good home.
It's now here, and we are both loving each others company :).
so whilst this stock lasts, I can create another 3 - 4 of these sweater.