Thursday, October 07, 2004

I'm having too much fun!

Klaralund is such a fun knit! I think it is a combination of the clever pattern (who would have thought sleeves could work as the bodice as well) and the gorgeous Noro yarn. This is the first time that I have used Silk Garden, and I'm already considering which project should come next.

Here is what I have to date:

Aren't the colors pretty! I think the bright green and teal just look so fun. This sweater also feels to be the perfect weight for Texas winters--not too heavy, yet yummy warm.

And, I have just started the second skein of yarn. This is great for two reasons: 1) 10 skeins should be enough to finish the project ( I was worried about this, but the knitalongers told me no problems), and 2) I practiced a new technique. One of the knitalongers talked about how to split and fuse the ends of two skeins of yarn so you don't have to sew in ends. I tried this technique and it worked great. All you have to do is to ravel the ends, make them wet, put them together, and roll them in your hands. It is sort of like mini felting. The ends seem strong (I gave them a good pull and they held together), and you can't see the start of the new ball. Neat!

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Cable Cardigan

Faroe Island Sweater

Rowan Denim Seahorse


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Lisette from Rowan

Lorna's Laces Socks

Backyard Leaves Scarf

Eloise from Jane Ellison


The WeatherPixie


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