Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Yarn bonanza!! A local yarn store is having a 40% off sale. YES! ALL yarns are 40% off. I purchased some Cascade Tweed in a wonderful purply color to make a chunky winter sweater. Also some fun hot pink cotton/lycra yarn to make a summer top (Classic Elite Star.) Also a skein of Berroco Plush yarn in pink (wow! this stuff is so soft) and a coordinating grey pink nubby yarn (I forget what kind) to make a scarf (cuz I don't have enough scarves!) Boy this picture looks crappy on my monitor. The purple yarn is so dark. Oh well - take my word for it.... It's beautiful!!
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Good Bias shrug from Interweave Knits - picture taken last night! I'm using Elsebeth Lavold, Silky Tweed which is a silk, cotton, merino, viscose blend in a DK weight. The color is black and it has raspberry and orange flecks in it. I worked on it for two hours today and have knit about 9 inches total. It's looking good!
Thursday, May 12, 2005
I'm so excited! I MADE GAUGE! I am finding that I
am a very loose knitter so I had to go down 3
needle sizes (using size 3 Addi Turbos) to get
gauge. I still wasn't sure so after I got through
the three lace sections, I removed it from the
needles and measured and VOILA! Perfect size!
I just love this little pattern from Knitty. If
anyone wants to give it a go, here's a link to
And here's a link to a knitalong:
I am using Classic Elite Flash in Crocus - not
sure if you can get a good look at the color. It
is sort of marbled periwinkle. Just beautiful!
My lace doesn't look as airy as some of the other
samples I've seen in blogs but Mr. Bob assures me
that after I block it, it will look just fine.