Yes! A new blog post and a new finished object. I bet some of you were wondering about us.
A few weeks ago, I was in Ogunquit, Maine and caught a summer stock production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which I’d never seen. The production was wonderful, as was the cast. I still have some of the songs running through my head (which is a bit annoying at times, actually).
I just finished my own “stole of many colors.” It is a pattern called, simply, Stole by Theresa Gaffey. It’s knit out of 9 different colors of Isager Strik Alpaca 2, an almost lace weight blend of Alpaca and Merino. (They call it fingering but it seems lighter to me.)
I bought the yarn and pattern as a kit at Yarnover (from The Yarnery in St. Paul) because I fell in love with the knitted samples and the colors. I started it in late April and worked on it here and there. It was perfect mindless knitting — long, long rows of simple ribbing.
I changed the order of colors because I liked the green and blue together.
I added a few more stitches for length and knit fewer rows of each color stripe. The knitting looked pretty crappy as often happens with alpaca, but it blocked out perfectly. The finished fabric is light, airy, and drapes beautifully. I love it!