V Knits

My name is Venus. I knit as much as possible, while juggling work and various other activities. Currently, my yarn sprees hinder my ability to save up for trips and other important things. But I'm not apologizing.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Eri's Clapotis and Muskox Qiviuq Yarn

Eri's Clapotis.....

....In Drops Alpaca.

I love giving gifts. This past weekend became a series of impromptu gift exchanges. My Fella's sister and fiance came out from Courtenay to visit and I also spent some tasty-food, quality time with my good friend Eri. She was kind enough to model her new clapotis for photos. (Thanks Eri!)

Eri brought something for me too. Of course, what would a knitter love more than the gift of yarn!

100% Muskox Qiviuq Yarn from Folknits.

This is no ordinary yarn however. It is Muskox yarn. Muskox. I had no idea. I checked out the Folknits website and it said "Qiviuq is one of the finest, lightest and rarest fibres in the world." How cool is that? I am being very careful with what pattern I choose to knit with this. It will be a scarf for sure, possibly a slim version of the Clapotis... Oh! This yarn is absolutely gorgeous. It smells a bit different from other yarns. More like home, earthy and warm. I am in love with this yarn. The natural color of the yarn is so pretty too. It's a very subtle gray-brown, very sophisticated in a cashmere kind of way. Really, I can't say enough about this yarn. I'm going to savor it and not rush through knitting it. I'm still resisting winding it into a cake. =)

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