We’d been gone all day, and when we arrived home the package of yarn was on our front porch. Only a yarn addict would understand the fascination of fondling those beautiful cakes of yarn. NorthCoast Knittery, where I purchased the yarn, had indeed wound the skeins into cakes, making my job so much easier.
I immediately started knitting my 6 inch x 6 inch stockinette swatch, finished it today, and have it steam blocked. While waiting for the swatch to dry I started knitting the lace swatch.
Before the yarn arrived I had worried a bit about the alpaca, whether the “bloom” of that yarn would obscure the knitting—especially the lace part. The fiber content is 80 percent alpaca and 20 percent silk. As it turns out the silk gives good stability to the yarn, and I think the yarn will show off the lace really well. I also won’t need to knit the elastic thread along with the yarn for the same reason.
This post is a joyful Thank You to NorthCoast Knittery for the fast turn-around on this special order and the wonderful service.