This is a knitting blog so at some point, there should be pictures of knitting, eh? Don't be shocked.
Pattern: Clemence cowl by Katya Frankel
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (col unknown as I don't have the ball band); 1 skein
Needles: 5mm Addi Turbo circs
Notes: I made the smaller version of the cowl because I expected that the alpaca would make the cowl grow. I was right. I really like the yarn. It has a fairly tight twist so the alpaca doesn't fuzz up too much. This is a sample for a class that I'll hopefully be teaching in Nov. so I didn't have Ricky model it.
My sooper seekrit project is also finished & blocked. These are the prize socks in Gladys' husband's Ride to Survive fundraiser raffle. The winner hasn't received these yet so here's a picture of the wrong side. Looks pretty good but the right side looks even better.
I have a new toy - a cordless/rechargeable Ott Lite. There was a huge stack of these at Costco. I bought one to take to the pool hall (my knitting group meets in a pool hall) because the lighting can be dicey. I can also take it camping and knit in the tent. I can see that this lamp will be really useful.