This is my first FO of 2010! It was cast on and cast off in about a week. Not a bad start for the year. Sorry about the cream on cream in this photos. It was raining out and there are slim pickings inside my parents’ house for indoors shots.

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My Grandma gave me some extremely soft handspun yarn for Christmas. A friend of my aunt’s spun it from her own animals’ fur. It’s an alpaca/shetland blend. It was awesome and soft but it was also thick and thin yarn. That was a bit problematic for me because all my design ideas at the time needed even stitches.

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I decided to knit something that showed off the uneven look of the yarn and would best take advantage of soft warm yarn. I made a bed jacket. It will be perfect for when I got back to Washington because it’s super cozy. The deep sleeves are great because they’re like a blanket for my arms. Haha!

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I thought the cherry red buttons were a nice touch with the cream. For those of you interested, I knit the sleeves/body on 8mm needles and the ribbing on 6.5mm needles. I was considering putting the pattern up for the jacket on my blog but it seems too obvious of a design to bother. I’m also not sure how I feel about the way it drapes around my breasts. The draping is fine with me for my bed jacket, but I’m not sure if I want to inflict that on other people.

I imagined it would be fun to do a shoot with my bed jacket and my jim-jams but then I reminded myself that my typical PJs consist of a Firefly t-shirt and snowflake pajama pants. I thought I’d spare you that.

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