As you might remember, I ordered 12 skeins of Berocco Ultra Alpaca Light in Mahogany Mix for this cardigan. Yes, 12 skeins, all of which I've turned into the sweetest little cakes
12 cakes also means that I need to join new yarn to old yarn throughout this project. My mother uses a method that I've yet to perfect. She separates the end of the old yarn, adds a little spit to the end of the new yarn, and with the heat and friction of her palms, basically felts the two ends together. In her hands, the result is like magic. In my hands, what I get is a sticky, lumpy mess.
Fortunately, I came across a new method for joining yarn via Jane Richmond's tutorial on the magic knot. It works like a charm and I'm relieved to know that I have yet another method to see me through the rest of the 10 cakes I'll be knitting with. Here are some snaps of my work but see below for the tutorial (thanks, Jane).