I'm betting you thought I would be much further along with my little scarf....so did I for that matter.
As I was knitting along with the suggested needle, I noticed that the fabric that I was getting was a bit heavier than the sample picture Anne had sent to me.
I had thought that because I tend to be a very loose knitter, that would give me a lighter fabric, but it did not. I will say that I LOVE the fabric in the first picture, but it is not what the designer had in mind.....she is looking more for a wisp of a scarf...something hardly there.
So I went up a needle size and decreased 10 stitches and started knitting merrily along. The fabric was much airier...however, I could tell it would not be wide enough so I ended up ripping that one back to the beginning as well.
I finally settled on the larger needle with the same number of stitches and even though my row gauge will be a bit off, I think that the fabric is more in line with what Anne had in mind, so this will be my traveling companion when we hit the road for one last time tomorrow.
Normally I do not pre~order books, but having had the opportunity for a sneak peak at Spa this winter, I was smitten. Julia was kind enough to let a few of us take a look at the book and I am so glad I was one of them!
This book is a collection of some old patterns and new patterns designed by Lisa Lloyd.
I was particularly smitten with this sweater. I LOVE it. Interestingly enough, my good friend Terry test knit the sweater that is being modeled in the book. I love it even more now, knowing that my friends had a part in it.
I will definitely be purchasing this yarn in the most beautiful shade of gold soon. This may be my Rhinebeck sweater!
The only thing I can say is "RUN" to your nearest bookstore and get this book...it is fabulous!
The last 2 days have surely had a taste of Spring in the air, and the warmish temps have worked hard at melting some of this snow that we have. Unfortunately what we are starting to see is the incredible damage all of this heavy snow has had this area. Will you take a look at my fences.....sheesh!