Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Yarn Along

I feel like I haven't taken pictures of the alpacas lately. So today at the farm I brought my camera out of hibernation and took a few shots. Actually I took over 250 pictures :) So you can expect to see some upcoming posts staring the herd.  I picked just a few for this post.

Don't you just want to cuddle with them! I love those fuzzy faces.
As for knitting I have been working on my Postcard Cardigan. I have been making up the pattern as I go. I am not sure if I am going to be publishing the pattern. I think I am just going to wear it and enjoy it for myself. Unless enough people show interest in it (then it might be worth my time putting it all together on paper). I am making it out of Brooklyn Tweed Loft yarn. I am in love with the loft yarn. But I think I might be allergic to it. I have been sneezing the entire time I've been working on it. I am so sad because I love this yarn so much.

I designed this cardigan to have two lace panels that run up the front and then down the back. I added shaping on the sides.  I also added shaping on the back that gives the look of a razor back. I like razor backs and thought it would be fun to try on a lace cardigan to give it some Jazz.
I think this pattern would work great as a vest or a cardigan, so I wanted to get some pictures of it without the second sleeve. I'm still trying to decide what pattern I am going to do for the cuff so I left the right one unfinished. 

So that is what I've been knitting. We are expecting some more bad weather. I am not sure if we are going to get a lot of snow or rain. Either way hopefully it will keep me home long enough to get this cardigan finished up. I can't wait to wear it. Even if I have to take allergy medicine when I have to wear it. I know it will be worth it :)
Joining with Ginny's Yarn Along


Alisa Schenck said...

I am in awe of your designing skills.....I love this cardi and truly hope that you will publish it! Such beautiful lacework! And the yarn is lovely as well! Your alpaca's made me smile.....they always do!

Brian King said...

LOL! They're so fluffy!

Debbie said...

You take gorgeous pictures of them Andee....this entry made me heart sick for them!!

Your cardigan is so beautiful!!

EMMA said...

Your cardigan is amazing - are you really not going to publish the design? I'd love to try making something like this - It would go with so many things, a very useful garment to have indeed.

DoTheMathPC said...

Love, love, love this new design. Especially, the razor back shaping with the lace. So unique. I think it would be great as a vest. Count me in if you decide to publish the pattern.

karen said...

lovely cardi! (or vest if you insist). the lace panels are great and draw the eye up and down giving a long fluid movement :)

Anke said...

Oh my goodness, the cardigan is perfect!! LOVE the pattern you designed and hope for your sake that you are not allergic to the yarn.