FO Fun: Finished Alpaca Projects

Remember that beautiful skein of alpaca yarn that I showed off a few days go?  Here are the FO’s that I created from it.  It love these finished alpaca yarn projects!

First off, I knit I scarf.  I used a lacy rib stitch I got out of a book called The Essential Stitch Collection.  It’s a simple pattern that was easy to do while relaxing.

Here are few pictures of the project.  If you are interested, head on over to the project page on Ravelry, too.

When I finished the scarf, I noticed I I could probably get a hat out of what I had left.  So, I did.  Here is the Fishtail Hat!

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The detail shot in the beginning of the post is actually from this hat.  I got the pattern out a 2008 page-a-day calendar with knitting patterns.  I got the collection at a creative reuse store.  Some of the patterns are a little dated, but most of them are pretty timeless, and I only recently have been referring to the collection for inspiration.  I sort of forgot about it, but rediscovered it when I was looking for something new to knit.

Again, if you are interested, here is the project page for this hat is available to see on Ravelry, as well.

So, that’s what I knit with my beautiful skein of alpaca yarn.  I quite pleased with the outcomes, and I am wearing them when I go outside today.

 

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Stash Flash: Aslan Trends Royal Alpaca

I received this skein of Aslan Rends Royal Alpaca yarn through a Ravelry swap I participated in. I have been holding on to it for a quite a while, as it is one of the few luxury yarns I have right now.

I guess you could say I was saving it for a rainy day.  Well, I started using it yesterday, but it’s raining today.  Close enough.

This is gorgeous yarn!  Alpaca is by far my favorite fiber to work with.  And this blue is just yummy, and is one of my favorite colors.  Whoever was my swap partner at the time sure got my preferences right.

I started a lacy scarf with it.  I have quite a bit done of it, and there’s a lot of yarn left.  I guess I’m about half done.  I’ll show photos of the scarf once it’s done and blocked.  Oh, and as for the recipient of the scarf….it’s me.  My favorite fiber and one of my favorite colors?  Of course, I’m keeping it!

See the photos  below for dye lot and other info about the yarn.  I also have a stash page on Ravelry about this particular skein.