Knitting and Weaving

I used that Peruvian alpaca yarn to make a scarf and a cowl. The yarn is super soft and doesn't yield much stitch definition, so I kept things simple to highlight the drape of the yarn.

These are going in a safe place to await cooler weather.

This week I started taking a weaving class at the Hyde Park Art Center. It's a lot of fun so far. This is my first little practice piece.

It's nothing special but I had fun working on it. I'm also going to donate most of my leftover yarn to the class. Do you think it will be enough?

The amount of yarn I own is ridiculous.

I also bought a couple of bags from Fringe Supply this week. I don't need more bags, but I couldn't pass up this one.

Come on--what knitter can't relate to that sentiment? I also got one of their cute striped bento bags.

I think it's adorable, and it really does keep a small project safe from getting snagged on stuff in my bigger bag.

Next up, I'm finally getting around to using up some yarn I bought in Ireland back in 2009. The Peruvian yarn inspired me to dig it out and figure out something to do with it. If it turns out well, I'll post a photo, of course.