Saturday, May 15, 2010

A new project.

Well, I went to the chiropractor yesterday, but I am still in pain. Phooey. But it's raining today anyway, so it's not like I could work in the yard even if my back felt fine. I'm spending the day in my knitting chair, alternating heating pad, ice pack, and back massager. And knitting! I cast on a new project last night, and have already almost finished the first skein of yarn. Granted, they're small skeins, only 123 yards in each skein, but still. A whole lot of knitting going on. I haven't taken any pictures yet of this new project, but I will after I get a few more inches done on it. Right now, it's still too scrunched on the needles to get a good picture. So for now, you'll just have to imagine: soft pink superwash dk wool, being knit in alternating blocks of lace and stockinette stitch.
I am in love with this yarn. I'd never tried it before, but had heard great things about it. It's Knit Picks Swish DK, in the color "Petal". It's perfect for this baby blanket I'm making with it. I just hope I have enough. I bought 5 skeins. I'm thinking I should have bought 6 or 7. But I'll wait and see when I get about halfway through, whether I'll need to order more. Of course, the challenge then will be trying to get more in the same dyelot. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. And then, if I do need to order more, I'll order the same amount more in the blue that I got with the pink. I'm making two blankets, with the same design, one pink and one blue. I hope I have enough already.
Ok, enough rambling. Back to knitting.

1 comment:

  1. KP is great with matching dyelots. You just have to call customer service and they'll check if they still have some left. Just don't wait too long before calling, because inevitably they'll run out. Then again, I've had to order different dyelots twice, once for a heathered color (so it doesn't really matter anyway) and another for black, which I actually had to order twice, both different dyelots. They all matched! I'm sure I just got lucky, but thought I'd share anyways!

    Hope you feel better soon!


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