10 January 2007

Alpaca, My 'Paca

Have I mentioned how much I love this alpaca yarn? It's so soft, so pretty, so wonderful to work with... I want y'all to come over so you can pet it.

Yes, I'm insane. Moving on, here's a scan of the lace:

alpaca victorian lace

It's not blocked, obviously, and my scanner didn't pick up how bright it is, but I think you get the idea. One of the things I love about this pattern is that, in each repeat, there are only two SK2P (slip 1 knitwise, k2tog, psso). The rest of the decreases are k2tog. Why does this make me happy? I hate ssk. I don't know why, I don't know when it happened, I just know that there's something about ssk that annoys me.

Insane, remember?

So yeah, I love the yarn, I love the pattern, and one of these days I might get around to working on other projects that aren't lace.



Cheryl said...

That IS weird! Because I love SSK, but I don't really like K2tog. I wonder why we develop these strange preferences.

Lilith Parker said...

My theory: knitters are finicky creatures. ;)

Denise said...

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