I am a sucker for Knit-Alongs. So this year, I decided to knit Unikatissima's Advent Calendar. I had two yarns from which to choose, a lace-weight Alpaca and a light fingering hand-spun Shetland/Alpaca. Here are my swatches:
This is the lace-weight Alpaca
Since it was a particularly cool day, I chose the Shetland/Alpaca mix. Besides, there are few occasions in my life style where I would benefit from a delicate and elegant shawl.
Day 1 looked like this:
Day 2:Day 10:
This is the insert in the middle of the scarf to lengthen it to your liking. The nice thing about Susann's patterns is that they are adaptable and one can make them wider, narrower, or knit them with a cotton yarn to make a table runner. I am seriously thinking about knitting her 2014 Advent Calendar as a table runner.
Since it is still December 13, I am now sitting down and knitting the 18 rows, a manageable daily portion.
Knit on, merrily.