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Llama, llama, llama, llama!

If you follow me on Flickr, last week you found out about a dark (or colorful, depending on how you look at it) secret I’ve been hiding: My yarn stash.

I love to buy yarn as much as fabric. I love soft yarn, erectile yarn that makes me feel warm, yarn in bright, solid colors and my favorite: hand painted or hand dyed yarn…

In one of our Boston area visits, Boombadeus mentioned there was a farm that had llamas close by… and that they sold yarn made from the llamas! We just had to stop by and pick up some to make him a scarf.

That was the first of our trips to Iron Horse Farm.

The first scarf I made from this yarn I used the Mistake Rib pattern; I had already made one for myself (that’s another blog post) and loved this pattern so I used it again. Sadly, that first llama scarf has been lost of a while; we are not sure if it was donated by mistake or if it is safely stashed away somewhere in the house.

Winter was coming and I had to make him a new scarf, but in case we found the first one, we decided I should use a different pattern. The day after Thanksgiving we stopped by Iron Horse Farm to acquire more of the same yarn and a new pattern was chosen: Elongated Chevron.

At first it looked complicated, but once you’ve got a few rows going, you pretty much have it. The pattern also consists of just knit and purl so that made this pattern even easier.

So another project was done…sadly this didn’t any damage to my yarn stash. I guess I’ll have to find another project to use some of that yarn on huh?

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