I've been working on a top down V-neck sweater from some fabulous kid mohair gifted to me, but I've been strangely reluctant to work on this project. Do I like this yarn? Yes. Do I like this design? Yes. Is this sweater interesting to knit or would it be interesting to wear? No. I may have found the root of this problem. I've decided to rip and make Grace from the current Knitty. I think this will be a good use of this yarn and this design makes my heart beat a bit faster than a boring old pulli. Of course this could just be the blush of first infatuation, but it looks like this sweater will be done before those hots wear off.
Previously I've shown you the beautiful yarn I wrangled to Cali from Maryland, now I'd like to show you the beautiful implement that fit so nicely into my baggage. This is my new Lucette! What the hell is a lucette you ask? This implement makes a type of cord. I plan on making cord with the lucette rather than knitting i-cord, in future. I've got cord needs approaching with every completed row of my alpaca short sleeved sweater. I've got a nice under boob eyelet row begging for a jauntily colored cord accent. Want the low down on my lucette? This redheaded beauty is from the nice folks at The Rouge Lucette and made from Royal Peroba (origin Southern Brazil). I can't really convey the contentment of handling this beautiful wooden implement. Imagine, there was a whole table full of lucettes all made from different, gorgeous woods. I KNEW mine needed to be red and there it was. Now I've just got to practice a bit so I won't have those wonky bits in my cord.