If you visited my post over at "A Girl in Sheep Clothing" you would have seen this picture of Awan photo bombing my shawl picture. I had the camera set up on a tripod and I was taking pictures with my remote shutter button. The alpacas were much more interested in the camera than me and my alpaca Quill shawl.
I really love how my Quill turned out. I am sure I will use it as a blanket 90% of the time, but I'm sure I'll wear it out and about as a shawl once and a while too.
I also finished my Chesterfield Sweater. I was watching my parents dog, Harper, for the weekend and he was more interested in photo bombing my pictures, so in the end I just let him join along.
I really love this sweater. I modified the pattern slightly. The pattern has longer lighter color on the sleeves. I added length to the body of the sweater so it fit more of a tunic style. This balanced out the length of the color change on the sleeves. I love how it turned out. I am thinking I might have to shrink it just a tad, but it is fine for now.
I used Isager Tvinni Merino yarn for this sweater. I was knitting it as part of My Sister's Knitter KAL/CAL & Luvinthemommyhoods Summer Sweater KAL. When I saw the pattern come out in the new Brooklyn Tweed's Men Collection I knew I had to make the Girlfriend version for myself. I am very happy with the yarn. Since I don't have a store close to me that sells Brooklyn Tweed yarn and if I ordered Beaverslide yarn I wouldn't have had it in time for the start date of the KAL, so I went to Chelsea Yarns (my favorite yarn store). I was so excited when she showed me this Isager yarn because it reminded me exactly of Beaverslide. So in the end I am trilled with it and I am looking forward to wearing it all Fall.
With that said I am chomping at the bit to cast on another sweater. I have a sweater in mind that I want to make, but I can't find a pattern. I have been trying to knit from patterns for the entire year and not write any of my own. But I'm really fighting the urge to start charting up my own pattern. I really do love writing patterns, but it can be very time consuming.