My secret pal blew me away with her wonderful yarns. I'm still breathless because I have NEVER touched Angora wool before and let me tell you it's unbelievable soft! The other yarn is sensational as well. My secret pal handspun this Black Baby Alpaca herself!!! And you know what else - she recently moved and had a lot on her plate and still, here it is.
THANK YOU SO MUCH SECRET PAL!
I've started a pair of socks today. And NO - the "Curve of Pursuit" Blanket is not quite done yet, but almost. (Pictures of it within the week) But I wanted to learn something new. So I've made the Magic cast-on for toe-up socks by Judy Becker (can be found at Knitty.com). I like it a lot better than Wendy's toe-up cast on because there are no ridges to be seen. Anyway it's tough going knitting the first row, but after that it's great. I'm using 3.25mm needles for Sirdar Denim Tweed DK, 60% acrylic, 25% cotton and 15% wool. Have never used this yarn for socks before but since I had it in my stash and the socks will be size 11, I needed a heavier yarn. It'll do, I think. More on it later, as soon as there will be actually something to see. :o)