Good Morning All!
Well I'm on a roll! This is my first FO Friday post!! I'm still pumped from my first WIP Wednesday. I want to thank everyone for being so welcoming I love this community and being part of it.
Well on to my FO I designed this because I wanted to achieve a couple of things in one design.
1) I wanted it to be easy enough for a beginner
2) Interesting enough for a beginner to learn a new technique and have some instant gratification
3) Something a more seasoned knitter could whip up quickly as a unique gift.
4) To me the most important lol not use up to much yarn (since I was using Alpaca)
So the story: I had a couple of skeins of Alpaca yarn. I have been caressing this yarn for months I didn't have enough to make anything big, which trust me I would have loved to make myself a sweater or even my daughter for that matter but that would mean I'd have to purchase some more yarn and right now I just want to work with what I have to chisel down some of my stash (borderline yarn hoarder). I knew I didn't want to make a cowl, or fingerless gloves, hat all these are so common out there and I just wanted to come up with something less common yet functional. And I also wanted something that could be gifted to Men and Women alike.
Well then it hit me some friends of ours have been house hunting. So my wheels started turning for house warming gifts. My Classy Cabled Guestbook is one of a "For the Home" series that I will be releasing.
The Classy Cabled Guestbook is knit in bulky weight (5) Alpaca yarn Less than 120 yards. It is a simple knit that works up super fast and has a pretty shell crochet border.
Things I didn't think about but in the end didn't really matter. Alpaca is too soft lol as if I didn't know. It doesn't matter because this notebook isn't meant to keep in your pocket book or anything. It is meant to keep at a table or buffet and for guest to sign and leave goofy notes about your dinner party. But if firmness is something that you definitely want then you may want to use a firmer yarn with less drape. I even knit this in much smaller needles than the yarn called for and it still turned out very drapey. I suppose you could knit or crochet a pocket to fit cardboard in I didn't because it didn't matter to me it still looks great in my eyes :)