Monday, September 26, 2005

"I've got canned heat in my heels"

I had a very busy weekend knitting and was able to complete the new Bulky Mini-Cardi from Glampyre. I was one of the test knitters for the pattern and found it to be a very quick and relatively straight forward knit. I used Lionbrand Wool-ease Thick and Quick in Claret and Moda Dea Ricochet in Salsa. I had some trouble finding 2 inch buttons so went with 1.5 inch ones instead. I also picked up less stitches than called for in the pattern which turned out fine in the final product. I must be a very tight knitter as well as I had to go up to a size 19 needle to make gauge. The sweater is very warm and cuddly and will be great for this fall and winter. I also got a sewing machine from my parents this weekend! They found a Brother machine at Costco for a really good price and picked it up for me. This is going to make sewing linings into purses, and sewing clothes possible! I need to take a little time to familiarize myself with this machine as it has a lot of computer whatzits on it. The last machine I used was pretty self explanatory and non-computerized. I need to get started on one of my many cable projects for the Fall Cable KAL as well. I want to make Charlotte out of the latest Rowan mag first as it looks like a good intro to cables project. I'm using Ribbon Twist in Racy Red though, and I'm a bit "red'ed" out though. I did buy Bonne-Marie's new Twist pattern and want to make Blackberry from the latest Knitty as well. I've also got yarn for Kepler calling out from the stash... I think I'm going to concentrate on getting off of sleeve island with my friend's cardi and noodle around with one of my own patterns for a few days before breaking out the cable needle.


Blogger amylovie said...

Your Glampyre cardi turned out great. It will be very versatile.

You sound like me trying to decide what I'm going to knit next. I keep telling myself that I must finish what is currently on my needles. The other knits are like a sirens song...


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