I am very happy with this sweater, even though it took me forever to finish. I checked my notes and it was started way back on October 5 of last year! Sheesh. In my defense, I didn't work on it for a number of months while I was knitting Christmas, Mother's Day, and Father's Day gifts for people. Then I didn't knit it some more once the weather turned warm, since it is rather uncomfortable to have a pile of alpaca on your lap in the summer. But I got to the point where I just wanted it finished already and I'm happy I did - now it is ready to wear once fall is here.
Knit and Tonic's Something Red (Ravelry link)
Elsebeth Lavold's Classic AL yarn, 50% baby alpaca/50% merino wool, purchased from WEBS at Stitches Midwest last summer. (Check it out - they have it for $3.49 a ball!)
Knit Picks Options size US5 needles
Started: October 5, 2007
Finished: July 6, 2008
I have to admit that while this yarn feels very very soft, I could feel some little hairs poking me around the camisole I was wearing under it when these photos were taken. But that could also have been because I was trying to wear an alpaca and wool sweater in 90F weather. We'll see how it goes in a more appropriate environment.
(ETA: I am horrified by how chunky I look in these photos. Unfortunately I don't think it is just the photos either, as most of my summer clothes are snug. Blech.)