I am a knitter. I am grateful for the warm alpaca, soft silk, fuzzy mohair, and all the other wonderful fibers I've been using lately. This is the reason to knit--the ripe color and the absolute luxury, even if only enjoyed for a few minutes every day. And the repetitive motion can be very meditative and restful.
In this picture are two projects I'm working on. The teal blue is alpaca/silk/mohair, destined to be a large shawl just for me. Unbelievably yummy, and absolutely unlike anything I could buy for myself. The greens are a pattern I'm creating for some fingerless mitts, handpainted 100% alpaca. Mitts so you get to touch the fabric all the time. Chunky and soft soft soft. Oh, and those black needles are ebony.