20 March 2014
Jimmybeanswool.com now has a fan in me. I've never received a package that quickly sent through standard shipping. LOVE ITTTTTTTTTTT! This will be my first time knitting with Berroco Remix. According to the label the yarn is 30% nylon, 27% cotton, 24% acrylic, 10% silk and 9% linen. Wool would normally be my go to choice but I wanted Something for Mia that would be easy to care for after a day of playing outdoors (we have a play date :)). Her mom selected pepper for the main colour and burnt orange for the trim. I love the texture...it's beautiful and TWEED!
I am excited to cast on...even the dreaded gauge swatch can't dampen my excitement
Pattern:- Sawtelle by Amanda Keep-Williams
14 March 2014
10 March 2014
Is it wrong to adore clothing?
It's mine...all mine and I made it!!! The excitement is still bubbling over. The last time I felt this way was the first time i crocheted a bag. It wasn't until the last stitch fell off my needles and the button was sewed on that I realized just how much I had invested in this project.
The button looks more gold than silver in person.
The only modification I made to the pattern was turning it into a cropped cardigan and not a full length as the pattern called for. 90% of what I had knitted so far was done during my slanted knit stitch (twisted knit) phase. As much as I tried knitting the remainder portion of the cardigan in an untwisted knit stitch, the difference in texture and appearance was glaringly noticeable in an annoying sort of way. I was opposed to returning to my old habits just for the sake of uniformity. My solution:- stop where I did. It worked out. The yarn bloomed beautifully after it was washed. It is the softest thing I've ever worn.
I've already found the next pattern I plan on making. Harvest is beautiful and my style preference. I don't have the colour I want in my yarn stash. Sounds like a perfect excuse to buy yarn right? Sighs, it's so hard to ignore the urge
Info for cardigan:-
Pattern: Lady Kina by Muriela
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted
Started: 6th January 2014
Finished: 5th March 2014
Ravelry link: here
Now that lady kina is finished I'm working on my first pair of sock yarn socks :). I'll tell you more about it next time.