Yesterday I pulled out one of the two balls of Cascade Yarns baby alpaca chunky and knit up my first sucessful guage swatch. I actually got it right the first time! I had that “this worked out too well; I must have made a mistake” moment, but am confident that I just got lucky. Actually let’s rephrase-I managed to do a good guage swatch. Let’s give me some credit. 🙂 Anywho…the yarn is a dream. As a beginner, I have only worked up scarves in wool blends (good stuff, but no baby alpaca.) After a few visits to my local yarn shops, my eyes have been open to the beautiful world of fine yarn. I started knitting up my Sideways Grande Hat (from Boutique Knits
) and was in love with the way the fabric draped over my fingers even with only a few rows completed. I’m on my way to a beautfiul hat!