this baby suri alpaca fiber is from woolgatherings, found at the columbia gorge fiber festival. the fiber had such a fantastic sheen to it, and the moment i touched it, i was sold. now i want nothing more than to sit in my own field surrounded by alpacas, spinning and crocheting my days away.
in the meantime, i'll use the lace weight singles yarn to make myself a comfy shawl to fondle while i'm at my desk.
this 2-ply fingering weight yarn is a wonderful blend of 50% merino/30% alpaca/20% silk in a calm, neutral "praline" colorway from fat cat knits.
is your dude a big lebowski fan? knit him his own "Dude" sweater!
knitter Andrea Rangel designed this sweater based on the one the dude wore in the movie.
she has shared the pattern, complete with charts, for you to kick back with a white russian and knit your own. it's being offered for free, but it definitely looks worth a donation to the designer if you plan to make one yourself.
sweater designed by Andrea Rangel. this photo is hers too.