I knit two sweaters this weekend! :)
Ok, that's a lie.
I finished two sweaters this weekend. First, on Friday night, I finished this one:
Pattern: Wicked, by Zephyr Style started about a month ago
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca, about 4.5 skeins
Notes: This was such a quick and easy pattern - I'm so in love with the top-down sweater now. This took me about a month, including 2 weeks of non-knitting thanks to all the travelling I was doing. It would've been done sooner than that too, except that I'm useless at casting off loosely and therefore had to do this one three times, with some adjustments - first it was too short, then it was too long, and now its still a little tight on the cast-off edge, but not so much as you'd notice. :)
Then, last night, I hauled this creature out from the naughty corner, and finally finished it off - which involved pathetically little work, considering how long its been sitting there as a UFO.
Pattern: The Somewhat Cowl, by Knit and Tonic
Yarn: the amazingly soft Alpaca Silk by Blue Sky Alpacas. I used to think this yarn was super expensive, at CA$12.50 a skein. But just now I did a little of that normally taboo currency exchange math and realised that the Rowan yarns I usually buy here for £5.00 a skein actually cost pretty much the same amount. Suddenly, this yarn doesn't seem all that expensive anymore!
Notes: I started this sweater in January, which means its taken like, 10 months to knit. Except after knitting the body, the sleeves, and most of the cowl, it sat in a plastic bag for about 6 months, waiting for me to purchase another skein of yarn so that I could finish it. When I finally pulled it out again last night, it was done in about an hour. :)
And now I must go back to watching Captain Jack Sparrow!