Thursday, August 16, 2007

Another one hits the frog pond...

So, after getting not quite halfway on my Ms. Marigold vest, I thought it was maybe looking a bit small. So I decided to check my tension. Despite knitting a swatch, I had a whole extra stitch per inch then needed! So my vest was going to be tight fitting, probably corset like in a restricted breathing kind of way. Sigh. So I ripped the whole thing out. Isn't that just the most crushing thing...to look at something that you have been working on for a while, and then RIPPPPPPPP.

As I say, I had knitted a swatch, however it was late at night, and my fingers were just itching to get cast-on, so I guess it is my own fault for being too eager. I substituted yarn to Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo, which is knitting up really nice, and very affordable! Is 80% Bamboo, 20% Wool mix, and cost me £2.15 per 50g ball, which I think is a snip. It is my first time knitting with bamboo, and I am happy with the look. I would definitely use it again. I was also thinking although it has 20% wool, it might be nice and cool for desert-wear in Phoenix. I am starting to think more of vests, cotton sweaters etc, and not so much wool sweaters, scarves and mittens. Not much call for them in the desert!

I am not going to immediately cast Ms. Marigold back on, am still a bit gutted to be honest... Plus I should soon receive Augusts Rockin Sock Club kit, as well as the first kit from Hipknits Project Club, which is a really pretty shawl. We get to pick our own colours for Hipknits, and the lovely Kerrie then dyes them before shipping with the pattern. For this one I chose colourway "Eat your Greens". Can't wait to see it. If only the postman could hurry it along...

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