I signed a lease on a new apartment last weekend. It’s a pretty exciting development since it means I’ll be closer to work and friends, and won’t have to deal with a third floor walk up any more. The new apartment also happens to be within walking distance of Sifu Design Studio!

Well, okay, it’s a still a bit of a hike, but it’s definitely an easy bike ride. At any rate, it was close enough that I couldn’t resist heading over to celebrate, and of course I walked out with a skein of Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky in the Jardin colorway. Because you can never have too much green yarn. It is like crack. Crack that I must immediately knit up as quickly as possible.

Scrunchable Scarf in Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky

The pattern I chose for my impulse knitting is the Scrunchable Scarf, and I knitted it on big size 15 needles and attached the ends with a 3-needle bind off to make it a cowl. Is there anything better than than a chunky, squishy, green baby alpaca cowl? I think not!

Of course, in the same week, Chicago decided to go from Winter directly to holy freaking hot mid-Summer, so I’m probably not going to have an excuse to show it off for at least six months. Such a bummer.