I will update this post with the photos sometime today, but here's the scoop.
ETA: Camera has been recharged! Adding yarn porn now!
I'm debating how many brand new shawl patterns I need to write myself in order to do this project. I think 200 is a truly lofty goal, but I'd like to shoot for something like 30-50 new patterns with a chance to knit each a couple of times to find the rhythm in it.
What do you think? Do you have any suggestions?
Additionally, I want to know whether you think I should publish my patterns.
Each commenter to this post will be entered to win one of the following (with pictures to follow below them).
460 yards of dk weight cashmere mink yarn, Carribean Blue (from Great Northern Yarns, naturally)
|knitting below color off, color of yarn, surprisingly accurate. Yarn is sooooft and consistent a pleasure to knit|
546 yards of ~ fingering weight brushed mohair & wool yarn from Fleece Artist in buttercream
|I loooove this, it's softer than many mohair yarns and the color of sunshine and butter|
874 yards of laceweight baby alpaca in tea-rose red by Misti Alpaca
|the color on this is pretty darn close, which is hard with reds. It's alpaca & laceweight. Yummy stuff.|
To enter, just comment on this post. Winners will be chosen via a random number generator, so do make sure your email is attached to the comment so I can let you know you've won and contact you to get you your new yarn!
The comments will count until November 14, at which point winners will be announced! Publicly even!
I did say I'd have the post up for Friday, not anticipating technical difficulties. Give me a couple of hours to get photos so you can see how sexy the yarn is. And thank you.
ETA: Yarn pictures now posted.