Monthly Archives: January 2013

Wham Bam…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWham Bam by Susan Chang is my latest project to be photographed.  I have rather a back log of projects to be captured on camera, as at this time of year in England, we are rather deprived of decent sun.  However, this weekend, we had our first snowfall of 2013 and I decided to seize the moment and my husband to take some pictures of my Wham Bam.  Or should I say his Wham Bam.

I made this cowl as a quick project back in October.  The yarn used is a brand called Kurt Hesse Alpalana which I acquired in Berlin in 2011. Sadly, I’ve not been able to find out much about it online, or an online retailer, which is a shame as I’d love some more!   It is a gorgeous wool alpaca blend, really loosely spun making a wonderfully light and soft fabric.  Garter stitch was the perfect partner to this yarn, and as I was knitting it, I constantly kept squooshing it in my hands as it just felt so good!  With huge needles too, this project flew off the needles in under 24 hours.

This makes a great, warm and squishy cowl, which you then have to fight over to see who gets to wear it.  I think I have lost that battle though.  Guess I’ll just have to make another one then!