I realized the other day that I haven’t shown you pictures of the finished alpaca stole yet. There were some on the camera when Branden went to the US, but I looked at them when he came back and they weren’t all that great. So we took advantage of some glorious fall weather to visit the nearby castle at Gondelsheim and take pictures.

The stole blocked out at about 5 and a half feet long, open and airy despite the thickness of the yarn.

I wasn’t sure that I’d wear it much, as I don’t always use the shawls and stoles that I knit. I love the knitting, but often they find their way to the bottom of the pile once completed.

Not so with this piece. It’s become the thing that I grab when heading out the door, security against the unpredictable fall weather.