Mutter of Purl

My opinions (and I do have a lot of them) on knitting and sometimes other topics.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Early morning post

This will be a short post this morning as I am heading out today with my friend Kathy to go up to Bellingham. She is displaying her gorgeous yarn charms and stitch markers at an open house sponsored by Marilyn's Yarn. Kathy and I found and fell in love with this not-so-local yarn shop last fall when we were in Bellingham putting the final touches on our Mais oui! catalog. She found a great outlet for her charms (knitting, that is...Kathy has many others that I won't go into!) and I found the mecca of "Socks That Rock".

Just so you don't think this is text only, here is a photo of the swatch I have started for my Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" cardigan. I can't show you a photo of the finished garment or give you a link because I am making it up as I go along. The only details I can give you are that it is being made from Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in the color "Cotton", the base of the cardi will be the diamond pattern (thus the name...DUH, Molly!) #9 from "Knitting Lace" by Susanna E Lewis and it is planned to be a v-neck cardi. The swatch is coming out okay, but I think I am going to go down one needle size from a 4.00mm to a 3.5mm. The gauge is just a tiny bit too loose.

I will post more when I get back from our fun, yarn and knitting-filled day!


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