Monday, September 28, 2009

What's Almost on My Needles

I thought I would do another quick post today before the hectic week begins. I've been knitting some swatches from different yarns for another project called Alpine.

Alpine by Berroco

So far, this yarn is getting my attention and the swatch came out beautiful. I found this yarn in Barrington, IL over the summer. My DH picked out this color for me. Yes, he actually stepped into this cute yarn shop and took a seat and chatted with the owners.

Alpaca with a Twist - Highlander in Ochre

I've been playing around with my Ravelry queue and finally decided to stop moving my future projects up and down my priority list. I guess you could say I'm locked in with my list for the remainder of the year. Closing in behind Alpine is the Central Park Hoodie (CPH).

Central Park Hoodie by Heather Lodinsky for Interweave Knits

I did some stash diving (really deep) and couldn't come up with the 1200+ yards of yarn that I needed for this project. So, I took a trip over to and found this yarn:

Knit Picks City Tweed HW in Jacquard

Again, DH picked out this deep blue/green tweed color for me. For the life of me, I couldn't select one single color...because I loved them all. It appears that DH will be selecting future yarn colors for me. ;)

Looks like the CPH will keep me engrossed busy for the next few weeks. Of all the projects I've tackled so far, this will be the most challenging.

And yes, I'm in "tweed" mode.


Rachel said...

Oh my goodness!!! I am currently working on Alpine. It is my first intermediate project. I can't wait to see your version.

2BSewing: said...

Rachel...OMG! What a coincidence. I can't wait to see yours. :)

Trina said...

Alpine looks cute :) I've got my yarn all lined up for my CPH as well! Its London Tweed in Blue Danube colour, its so pretty. Congrats on getting your husband to help you with the yarn shopping!!

2BSewing: said... looks like the "in" color for CPH. ;) This will be an interesting and challenging knit. I can't wait to get started. Waiting for yarn to arrive. :)

Looking forward to seeing your version.