Mutter of Purl

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

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Short Post

This is a short post to show my progress on the lace cardigan. I really like this pattern. The first 8 or so rows were a bit difficult as you have to follow the graph for both RS and WS rows. After that, the "V" pattern is simple to memorize and goes pretty fast. I love the way the knitted fabric feels and drapes. I am definitely going to use Cotton Fine again.

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Missed It By That Much

Friday, April 4, 2008 was my 2 year blog anniversary. Sooooooooooooooooo much has happened in my life in the past 2 years! Time certainly flies.


Sunday, April 06, 2008

I'm In Love

On Thursday I picked up my long-awaited Cotton Fine from Yarns Unlimited in Santa Monica. I couldn't wait to swatch the lace pattern for this cardigan!

It is far more difficult to follow a graphed pattern when there are lots of interesting people to talk to than it is in the solitude of your own home. I'm just saying. However, I managed to get through about 8 rows of the pattern...enough for me to decide that I will block this to the correct size when it is done so LET'S CAST ON ALREADY!!!!!

33 rows into the back, I love it. I love the pattern and the way the knitted fabric feels and drapes. I love it so much that yesterday at the DSW I bought a pair of sandals to wear with it this summer. (Okay, I don't really need an excuse to buy shoes...)

While waiting for my above mentioned yarn, I made a quick striped top. This was inspired by a top in a Knit 'n Style magazine. I just figure out how many stitches to cast on and then went from there. Thanks to Annika for her expert fitting help on the back, as my arms aren't long enough to do it myself. I had never worked with Cotton Ease before but I certainly will again. Inexpensive, easy to knit and machine wash and dry. It's the trifecta of yarn.

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