Hi everyone! So I'm probably the last person to jump on the Loop-d-Loop bandwagon, but here's my first finished project from the book. I present to you, the braided neckpiece!
and the detail:
Kind of an interesting story how this came about. I was visiting my local yarn store for the first time (I'm new to the area) and I picked up and fell in love with the yarn first. Misti Baby Alpaca Chunky. Ever touch it? Oh my GOD, soooo soft and light...I just wanted to cuddle it! Anyhow, I wanted something to use it for, but it actually wasn't chunky enough for the first project I'd had in mind, so I kind of left it aside and kept looking around the store. I opened the Loop-d-Loop book and fell in love with the braided neckpiece. Simple, yet elegant and it looks difficult even though it's not. Come to realize, the baby alpaca is the PERFECT size yarn for the project (so you know, it took 2 skeins). So, after meaning to just go into the store for the first time for a look-see, I walk out with a new book and yarn for my first project from it!
It was a really quick knit, coulda finished it in a day if I didn't start so late at night. This is one that DEFINITELY needed blocking, though. All of the edges were curling, but it looks great now that it's blocked. Ahh, the magic.
Anyhow, sorry I type so much! Enjoy!