In Which Gracie Discovers the Value of The Right Yarn for the Right Project
So, do we all remember that lovely coral sweater that I was working on? Well, it no longer exists. It ended up looking like this...
It is hard to tell here, but that could wrap around my body twice. I learned that this particular yarn has an issue with stretching sideways even if you get the right gauge in a small swatch. I then reduced the stitches by close to half and preceded to start again. Then I got to thinking that I am going to have to adjust the sweater from now on. Which leads me into more math than I wanted to do for this sweater. Now, I like the sweater and all, but not that much. And, I figured the yarn might not be the best given its extrodinary stretching ability. And, the very next day is when I came upon the fabulous yarn sale. So, I started this....
Sitcom Chic in the Brown Sheep Cotton. So far so good. I think it is going to be a great versatile sweater for down here.
I also started working on my Sockapaloooza Pal's socks. Now, I had quite a dilemma in figuring out the best yarn to use after my recent sock stash additions. My pal gave me carte blanc so any yarn was in the running. But, I decided to go for the Wildfoote because I had the most of it, and I figured I wanted to make them a decent length and I would stress out with the CTH.
I'm using the Embossed Leaves pattern from IK several issues ago. I'm pretty pleased with it so far, I think the subtle pattern in the yarn works well with the leaves so you actually see them pretty well. This is my first time making socks using dpns. I've got another pair on my circulars, so I thought I would give this way a try. So far, so good. However, I can see how loosing that other dpn can/will become an issue.
Have a great day everyone!!