Item: Alpaca Colour
Available from: Love Knitting
Price: Free Download
There are some yarns in this world that are so delightfully squishy that you just have to have them, even with no project in mind, you crave ownership of them and justify it with "I might not use it, but squishing it makes me happy anyway". There are also some yarns whose price to yardage ratio makes your jaw drop in astonishment and you become convinced that the only way you can afford enough of it is to remortgage your house? Isn't it a crying shame when those two yarns actually happen to be the same yarn? That would be this yarn. Your £7.35 will maybe buy you enough to make a pair of fingerless mittens...if you're lucky. To actually make an item of clothing you will need at least two skeins for a baby and around 10 for an adult. It really is silly money, at least for this thrifty Yorkshire lass who has only paid that much for clothing on her wedding day.
Once I finally got started I was delighted and slightly saddened. The yarn was a dream, each stitch felt like a baby animal nuzzling my fingertips, I was creating a blanket of dreams on my needles...and every stitch was one stitch closer to no longer touching it. Fortunately the pattern was really simple to follow and I quickly had it memorized, which left me more time to devote to simply enjoying the yarn. Watching the gentle gradient of it and caressing the thing. Before I knew it I was finished, and this pattern that claimed to take 125-135 yards actually only took 60, so I can make it again for a friend if I want to.