They are also fun to knit and a super quick project. I knit them while playing bingo as I mentioned in a previous post. I like the color and the yarn worked out well although I may not be able to keep them. I am sort of alergic to certain types of fibers. For example, I knit a sweater for my friend made from Misti Alpaca. I loved this yarn, wanted it, needed it and then I knitted with it. Day after day my eyes ran. It was such a difficult project, I just couldn't wait to be done. I still think Misti Alpaca is a beautiful yarn. But it is not one I can knit with and enjoy my project.
I have worked with Classic Elites Alpaca Sox and I didn't have the same experience. I love the loftiness of the Classic Elite one. Beaute is made with Mohair which is just as tuff on my eyes. But, I didn't feel it all of the time so it was a bit easier.
I also finished working on my first book. It is a collection of my leaf scarf designs. We'll see how well this works out. You never know... It was alot of work and I hope I did it correctly. Here is the cover
With everyone having difficulty keeping up with the bills, handmade gifts are a great substitute for the expensive brand name gifts. I have always believed in handmade gifts. I think they mean more. Hopefully this is the type of knitting book that people will want and find extremely useful. I hope they will want to knit every scarf.
Oh well, now I can focus a bit on the green sweater and see what else I come up with. I still have the Jade Sapphire to decide what to do with..... :)
Happy knitting to all..