I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit, weave and have picked up the sticks to needle knit, too! My patterns page links to Ravelry and I will answer questions about those. Maybe someday I will be back to write more. We will see where life takes me.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Yarn Spin: Frog Tree Alpaca Chunky

Frog Tree Alpaca Chunky is by far the yummiest yarn I have worked with in some time. I used to be a Plymouth Alpaca lover but I think I might stray now.

Frog Tree alpaca Frog Tree alpaca

It started as a casual affair on a store shelf at Loops and Links in De Pere, Wis. I would go back to touch it, look at the price tag, sigh and walk away. It was squishy soft and the subtle green variegation was such a tease.

I was yearning for a warm soft alpaca scarf that was as detailed as my husband's UPC scarf but not as heavy as my ribbed Baby Alpaca one (and I am quite disenchanted with the colors in that one now — too many pastels!)

So a couple weeks ago, I gave in and bought two skeins of Frog Tree. And I haven't looked back.

The yarn really puffs up as it leaves the tightly wound skein; it lives up to its chunky name. It feels almost silky as it moves from my hands to the knitting loom. I am making a double moss stitch scarf because it just seemed fitting for such a lovely green. The color changes aren't really noticeable stitch-by-stitch. But they add a wonderful dimension to the finished piece. There are also some uneven puffies every once in awhile that I've trimmed back.

Double Moss scarf

Hopefully this affair will go quickly so I can still enjoy this cozy scarf this winter.

Frog Tree Alpaca Chunky yarn info on Ravelry (members only)

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