Didja see johanna’s comment to my last post?
“I don’t know Laura, your last minute attempt to throw in some knitting doesn’t convince me. You’ve gone to the other side. You are a spinner.”
Hey man, it ain’t all spinning up in here. Evidence:
Pattern: Chickami by Chicknits
Yarn: Southwest Trading Company Bamboo, “Chocolate”, less than 2 skeins!
Needles: Denise US 5 and 6
Started: June 27, 2005
Finished: July 18, 2005
I only had 2 skeins, so I made a size smaller than I’d usually do (34″ instead of 36″). It turned out well, if pretty darn fitted. I even had yarn left over…
…but not enough for me to have done the larger size. Oh, and I did the wide strap version. Bra strap issues, but I don’t care all that much. The yarn is weird; feels really soft on the ball but more scratchy knit up. I think wash and wear will help, and it’s really starting to grow on me, actually.
Oh, and I even started another project.
I’m calling it “Sapphire”. A tank of my own design out of Pingouin Sillages, which I assume is discontinued. It’s 50% cotton, 45% viscose, and 5% silk. Yummy colour. In an unprecedented move, I have since bought and switched to an Addi Turbo needle for this project – the bamboo was dragging. Why don’t I like Addis? Well, I find the tips too dull, they’re too slippery (so I don’t have control, and I knit looser as well), and I don’t like the noise. Oh, and they’re expensive. But, we’ll see. Maybe this will convert me or something. (Don’t worry Denise, I’ll always love you.)
And I finally bought buttons for Spencer.
See? Not a spinning thing in the bunch. But how about some dyeing?
“nectarine”, a nice soft wool blend.
Crazy bright merino that I bought (I didn’t dye it) from my trusty eBay seller.
Tomorrow: Stash addition.
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