Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Out With The Old, In With The New


Originally Ron started this cable throw and I took it over when he began another project.



It is made from alpaca wool and is very soft. It was made in five sections and wasn't as complicated as it may look to be.



I completed this last week and it has already been used. Now onto the next......



I picked up this yarn in Prince Edward Island two summers ago at a woolen mill called MacAuslands.



I chose a few random colours and it just happens that they go pretty well together.



This winter project will be another 'throw' type blanket, except it will be round....made in five sections as well. Should be interesting and with Ron's expertise to fall back on, I should get through this 'intermediate' level pattern with not too much difficulty. I'll keep you posted!









17 comments:

  1. Wow this is so beautiful - it's been such a long time since I knitted anything. I have 2 alpacas at the Bed & Breakfast I am looking after. They are due to get shawn this month - not sure what I will do with there fleece.

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  2. Yikes!! That looks incredible and CRAZY HARD to do? Just this winter, I have been trying to teach myself to knit. I have finished two scarves. wait...3 scarves as I tore one out and started over. Scarves I tell ya, and had a kink in my neck the entire time fretting about how tight or did I add a stitch? What the heck is this anyway? I am in awe of your throw! THAT IS AMAZING!! You should be so proud of that project and you have to be so SMART!! I went to the store and while I was marveling over the gorgeous yarns and imagining the projects I could do, I asked a salesperson to help me find the right things I needed to finish some of the arm warmer open mittens. She asked how long I had been knitting? I said, never...I thought those looked simple. She just took me by the shoulder and said "start with a scarf"! Now I know, Now I know!

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  3. What a lovely sweater! I gave up trying to knit or crochet years ago, and really envy those with that skill.

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  4. It looks plenty complicated to me, a non-knitter! Have fun with your next project.

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  5. That is a lovely throw! So nice that you all can share projects, I would love to have someone finish up some of mine that I got tired of working on,lol!Can't wait to see your next project!

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  6. Oh just send all your unfinished projects up this way and my Dads will certainly finish them for you....NOT! Just teasing...pullout those unfinished joys and get at them again....it's 2012!

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  7. Intermediate level?!? Kind of like Jerry telling me a souffle is basically easy to make. Alpaca is so luxurious. I am so impressed.

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  8. WOW! I'm really impressed with both of you!! Beautiful, just beautiful.

    I can't wait to see the new throw.

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  9. Oh my goodness Jim - you have created a masterpiece!! This is absolutely fabulous- love the color AND the cables!! Wow - oh Wow --- (wish we could get together for some Friday night knit sessions!!)

    Vicki
    ps - I love that little thing on your blog that goes ting ting~~

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  10. Meant to say also - that the photos of the yarn baskets made my heart stop - that is so ME!!!

    Vicki

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  11. Well done -it`s gorgeous !Looks lovely and snuggly-just what is needed on a cold winters night xx

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  12. Jim, I don't even know how to express how beautiful I think that throw is. Simply saying it's "beautiful or stunning" doesn't seem good enough.
    All I can say is that you and Ron make a wonder Partnership in so many ways.
    Your Friend, m.

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  13. as the beatles would sinf
    "all the lonely people"
    I think we may be twins!

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  14. Wow! Just wow! It's gorgeous!

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  15. i can crochet and knit, but i cant read patterns! hah! this looks hard.. but it will be gorgous..

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