I have to say that I am almost afraid to think that I may just have knit a sweater that is actually going to fit! So far my track record for sweaters has not been so great. I tend to think that I am bigger than I am and my sweaters end up ginormous. This isn't saying that I am not bigger than i would like, but I am doing a lot right now to change that and so far so good :)
I can honestly say that I have not worked with cotton for an adult sweater, so I am not quite sure how one goes about blocking cotton.
I am hoping that those of you more experienced knitters in blog land will help me with this. Is it better to steam block as I know cotton grows when it is wet, or is it better to soak and block?
In addition to the knitting projects that I am finishing up, I have been dyeing like a crazy woman getting ready for the upcoming fair. Ken likes to tease me with his not so witty words of "eye of newt and stir the cauldron"...aggh. I keep threatening to put him to work if he doesn't knock it of!
The first batch of Splish Splash rovings I dyed up were done in a SW merino that I picked up a last fall from a well known vendor. I was told it was merino, but I am not quite sure that is the case. I decided to use this as my play roving for experimenting, so I guess it's ok. It's definitely SW something...LOL.
The newest batch of rovings is a SW BFL which I really am excited about. A little fly away to handle, but that fly away part translates into softness, which is nice.
As anyone who works in the fiber business knows, an important part of the business end is making sure that a product is something that you yourself would buy.
This is the fun part.......I can actually justify sitting behind my wheel and spinning. No need to even feel guilty that the dust bunnies are multiplying like bunnies do :)