The yarn is some alpaca that a friend brought back for me while she was visiting Machu Pichu. I tried to estimate how much there was ... I'm guessing about 1,500 yards? It's doubled fingering. Very fine work.
I've made a couple errors, but like always, once the pattern becomes clear, I don't have to rely so heavily on the directions and I can more or less wing it. (famous last words)
By the way, this A-Line Jacket I made with Noro? Fabulous. I love it. I made a belt to go with it, and it is so warm and cozy I can wear it when it's 35 degrees outside (over a long-sleeved shirt, of course). If you want a quick, easy cardigan-style knit, this is the one! Although it's from Vogue Knitting, so you'd have to purchase the pattern, so it's not quick, easy, and free.
Here I am in last Sunday's Across-the-Bay-10K. I'm the one in the orange shirt.
I was so exhausted at this point. I burned myself out on the uphill, and the downhill was just bleh.
Molly Cat likes to alternate between blocking the microwave and interfering with the coffee pot....
Uh-huh. Whatever, Miss Innocent Kitty.
We're snuggling ... go 'way!