Yet Another New Project

Posted on October 09, 2003 by knittingpatterns4you | 2 Comments

So I got a letter a few days ago from one of my best friends from college, who since the last letter I got from her, has since gotten married and is expecting a son in December! She sent pictures of the reception and of her with her big belly and I sat there with tears in my eyes wishing I could have been there to celebrate with her.

Instead, I am going to make her baby a blanket. I just haven't figured out what I'm using yet. I want to give her something easy to launder and hardwearing, but I hate working in craft store yarn. I have to keep reminding myself that she's worth the sacrifice of working with acrylic.

On another note, my Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed sweater is near completion. I have the front and back done, the shoulders are even seamed up. I also finished the first sleeve and am working on the second. I ran into a snag though b/c the sleeve cap appears to be too small on the sleeve to fit into the armhole. I need to make the cap longer, I think. Right now it is pretty much the exact same size as the armhole, but I tried it on basted together and it feelts too tight. I will have to rework the sleeve caps when I get to the top of the second sleeve, I didn't want to have to deal with that while at work.

Speaking of which, I have gotten SO MUCH knitting done in the month and a half that I've been working at Empire, it's unbelievable. My carpal tunnel's even acting up, that's how much knitting I'm doing on a daily basis. So I've been trying to take it slow the last few days.

Tomorrow's my day off and I'm going to try to get some work done on this site. I want to get some pictures of the SE stuff, but I may end up having to cover for my coworker. . .

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October 09, 2003

why not use some washable wool? there’s some jaeger merino double knitting that’s very soft and nice (and not too expensive) and machine washable.


October 09, 2003

I’ve used Dale Superwash for baby sweaters, that works well. I’ve also been making a run through LionBrand yarns for baby blankets. I made one from KoolWool that turned out very nicely – I’d use that yarn again. I prefer Plymouth Encore to Wool-Ease (And have used Encore a bunch for baby stuff).

My favorite superwash wool, however, is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd. It is the most amazing feeling yarn, and in great colorways also. Not the cheapest, pricewise – but the feel is worth it!

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