Monday, April 30, 2007

update on the crack

so i bought last minute knitted gifts...and i read the pattern and they say use 10 skiens of 100 years of noro AKA 1000 yards

well i have 14 skiens of 67 yards which is only 938. so i had red reserve me another skien (yes 15 now) for a total of 1005 yards.

and while i'd like it to look like elliphantom's sweater

and get this... i'm MORE thank likely going to make it a 3/4 sleeve as seen here

we will see... because the yarn is sooo squishy i odn't know if the folded over hem will work /me thinks...but what do i know lol???

Saturday, April 28, 2007

i love you red

see this...

meet cashsilk, 676, from laines du nord. it is 50% extra fine merino, 25% silk, 25% cashmere.

yes, my red told me about the sale and is going to be my long distance supplier. /me sighs

so she calls me to chat, tells me there's a sale going on - you get more of a discount if you buy 10 items...i got 14...damn you red, i probably could've gotten away with 12...but she convinced me that the extra balls i could make a cute hat or something

so what am i going to use it for? last minute knitted gift's hourglass sweater.

i went on a search looking for a sample sweater. sweet georgia uses 9 skiens of about 96/99yards but the knit picks says 11 skiens of about 99 yards... and i'm getting 14 of 67yards... so i'll end up between the two.

/me crosses fingers that enough yarn was purchased.

oh well. i'm excited. i love top down sweaters and i'm sure i'll figure out some use for it!

oh and red says it's squishy =)

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

back in the saddle

so i unravelled the branching out and the bayscheir (sp?). i actually did not get rid of as much as i thought i did lol.

i bought the "favorite socks" book by interweave press and have knitted a sock from it. i need to try it on to know when i should begin the toe, but all in all, i'm pretty pleased considering it's been forever since i actually knitted.

my next step will be to NOT start anything new until i finish what i have left to do.