It's Baby Alpaca Grande Hand-dyed by Plymouth Yarns. Really gorgeous colors and super soft. We'll see if my neck can handle the alpaca.
Also, for the time being, I'm putting aside the Phyllotaxis. I think I'm going to have to knit this one slowly. And yes, OfTroy, I will definitely be writing out the chart the way you suggested. Thank you!
I've discovered that this year, I'm exceedingly grumpy about knitting, and I apparently only want to knit what I wanna knit, and I'm not going to knit anything else. Hmm. Yeah. So I picked up my long gone Liesl today. I'd gotten so cranky about how that poor poor project died that I forgot about how awesome the yarn is. It's Berocco Vintage Wool, part acrylic part wool. I know. Don't faint. I just said a part acrylic yarn is awesome. And it is. It's really soft and it doesn't have that squeaky quality that a lot of other acrylics have. It's also machine washable, which rocks, and I'll probably make quite a few projects for other people out of it. Especially since I have this horrible fear of people shrinking and felting things that I've knitted.
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And, truth be told, part of the reason for the short blog posts lately is that I've been unbelievably cranky. I've been pissed about work, about family issues, about other people BREATHING NEAR ME.. ahem. It might be the season. It might be because I've been sick.
So I'm working through some of my personal issues, and hoping that I'll be able to resolve them before I drive my poor husband crazy.
On the plus side, with the illness, I've been all about changing my diet to get healthier and not have this problem ever ever again. So I've been eating less and making what I eat count more, which is awesome. And I've lost 8 pounds now. YAY!