I decided last Friday night to cast on the Dragon Watcher's Hood. I got a great deal on some beautiful bulky weight Red slub yarn from Rowan Biggy Prints. I had to dig out my size 15 needles because I hadn't touched them since I learned how to knit.
It was an easy knit although it's not laying as nice as the photos on the project page. I see that the yarn does not recommend soaking and I would think that soaking would give it a better feel. It's 100% wool and a bit scratchy. I wonder if I steamed it, if that would help. So...what is your suggestion?
I also spent last weekend dyeing up a storm. Almost 15 lbs of Alpaca, Mohair and Wool were dyed. This weekend I intend to chain myself to the drum carder to make some new batts.
On Ravelry, in the Lord of the Rings Group, I am part of a KAL...or at least my yarn is. Fellow Team Precious member, Amy Noelle Walker, wrote a gorgeous lace knit pattern called Baggins or Took featuring the My Pedro yarn in my shop. Check out the KAL and my yarn. I'm offering $3 off my yarn which happens to be the price of the pattern. COUPON CODE: BILBOBAGGINS
|photo by Amy Noelle Walker's pattern page on Ravelry|
It's a beautiful pattern and, of course, the yarn is spectacular. Do you want to knit to your Tookish side or the Baggins side? You definitely should knit to your Alpaca side.
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