Oh..what to do what to do
Remember my current obsession with alpaca? Well a nice lady on ebay was selling her stash and I bought all 4 hanks for $20 total. Not a bad purchase, considering these babies go for $12/hank. Now I have 440 yds of bulky alpaca (in orange/peach... I might add), I don't know what to do with them. I've posted inquiries in craftster, but no one seems to have a good idea what to do with them also. I don't want a bulky scarf, and I want to use them all up, so armwarmers are out of the question. Speaking of arm warmers, I have decided that Hug from Magknits and I are not meant to be. I knit up another one, this one in slightly thinner yarn, and still have gorilla arms. Rip rip rip. Damn, at least I learned how to do the mattress stitch. So now that yarn is in the process of tranforming into the Hot Lava cardigan. We shall see.
Back to the bulky alpaca. Hm, should I make the Cathode sweater? The yarn appears to have the same chunkiness as the one specified in the pattern, but I am afraid that sweater will look too cropped on me. And I don't like showing my blubber. Or maybe I should just extend the ribbing. Oh gentle reader(s), if you know what to do with 400 yds of divine bulky alpaca, throw in some suggestions my way.
Edit- I just checked gauge for the cathode. My yarn knits up much much smaller than the gauge. I think it's actually fluffy, but knits up like an aran weight yarn. crap. Now I am totally lost.