Friday, November 03, 2006

Cashmere . . . Bliss

Now, I admit I don't know enough about this subject yet.

But I have a love affair with Debbie Bliss designs and Yarn. Her designs tricked me into knitting my first project. So when I began hearing the rumors of no cashmere in her yarn (here and here), I was shocked. Jumping to her defense (hopefully, not to be proven wrong) I trust her.

Simply stated, I will continue to purchase her yarn and design books.

Ok, that's done. Now here is the next project I want to begin from Debbie Bliss' Alpaca Silk Two. I have the yarn in my stash, just need to get the pattern book.

See it here. It is simple and classic. I love a wrap sweater because it is flattering to most figures. You can dress it up with a silk cami and skirt or down with jeans and t-shirt. Plus the ribbon detail is so feminine.

I have been searching for the pattern book for almost two month's! All three local yarn stores do not have it. So, on my trip to Grand Rapids, I thought I could check out the Yarn Shops up there. Worse case scenario, I will order it on line.

I am thinking of joining cmeknit's KAL. It would be my first KAL, so I am a little nervous. It's the whole commitment thing (story for another post). . . so we'll see.

There are several other Debbie Bliss designs in the queue, but first things first. Started Fetching, in a Debbie Bliss yarn (see previous post). Also, casted on for Embossed Leaves Socks in some Sleeping Dragon yarn and need to finish a Sophie purse. Busy, busy, busy.


Theresa said...

I used Alpaca Silk for some fingerless mitts recently and they were awesome. Definitely anything in it would be great!

Anonymous said...

I too am making the simple wrapover and having the same decrease problems. The pattern does not say to do a double decrease.. do you mean decreasing every other row instead of every fourth row, per the pattern? Where did you start the "double decrease"? Any wisdom would be appreciated!