So I mentioned my scheme for a skein of fabulous alpaca last week, and this is the work in progress! It's another cowl, based on my Salt Creek hat pattern. I changed the gauge for a drapier fabric, but otherwise retained a lot of elements from the original pattern. I'm not 100% sold on the proportion of cable to garter stitch, but I'll see how it turns out after it's blocked.
This yarn, Juniper Moon Herriot, is wonderful to work with - it actually leaves my hands feeling soft and moisturized, which is usually the opposite of how they feel when I work with alpaca! At about $20 a skein retail, it's a little on the pricey side, but I think the quality is well worth the pricetag.
Sorry to be so quiet this week - Lumberjack and I are in the process of getting our ducks in a row for the trip, so I've been cleaning, busting ass at school, running errands, and catching up with friends as Monday draws closer. I'm not sure how busy we'll be while we're gone, so posting may be a bit sporadic for the next two weeks, but hopefully I'll return with lots of stories and pictures!