My most recent finished objects are shown below--
Having completed these, I wound the rest of the yarn into a ball and will be donating to charity via the store. I am determined that once a yarn is used in a project, any leftovers must move on. I have far too many partial skeins around and I would like to simplify my stash. Sort of. Kind of. Arggh.
I had an empty project bag, and we have declared Saturday's to be Start Something New days at the store. Accordingly, I pulled out this little sweetie:
A project completed recently (See? Here is my attempt to catch up!) is this nice little cowl. It is worked in Berroco Folio, colour 4505. Folio is a 65/35 superfine alpaca and rayon blend, rated as a double-knit weight by Berroco. I used approximately 1.5 skeins of yarn, knitting on the specified 4.5mm needles. This blocked out really nicely, the knitting was fun, and I wore this one day last week at the store because I was cold. I rate this project as a 5/5 and a complete success.
We are trying to decide whether to bring this yarn into the store. Berroco yarns are priced in U.S. Dollars, and the exchange rate is so low. The suggested retail price from Berroco allows for a 90-cent dollar, not a 70-cent dollar, so we have mixed feelings. The yarn claims to be DK weight, but I am not really sure that is accurate. I have another Folio project on needles so will have more opinions later.
In other news, my friend Christi from Timmins popped by the store. We both bemoaned our lack of blogging efforts and promised each other we would try harder to maintain the blog. Here is my end of the promise! and it feels good to be back.