Pattern: Marilyn's Not So Shrunken Cardigan, but Wendy Bernard of Knit and Tonic
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, 4.10 skeins
Needles: KP options 6 and 4, size E crochet hook (for ruffle)
Time: month and a half?
Mods: I only did one row of the ruffle - one seemed just right to me. My ruffle seemed more pronounced than the others I've seen on ravelry or blogs.
So, since I'm done with the cardi, I can cast on for another one! I've ordered some more Silky Wool in parchment for the Tangled Yoke, but it's on backorder - so, tonight I'll be casting on for Mr. Greenjeans. I can't wait - this is the cardigan I've been waiting for. I spent many hours browsing blogs for the perfect cabled cardigan, and I think this one is it. It involves 3 of my favorite things - top down raglan, cables, cardigan....yeah, this is it.
I finally picked up the Hedera socks again! No pictures yet, but the first sock now has a heel flap - the heel has been turned and the guesset is ready to be picked up. I'm slowly making progress on Cozy. I worked on it during a yarn lunch with the girls last weekend, and will probably take it babysitting tomorrow.
And again - the Fall into Autumn Topic of the Week...
Whenyou knit or crochet dishclothes, washclothes or face clothes, what do you use? What size needle or hook? Wood? what type? Metal? Plastic? A specific Brand? Why do you love that needle or hook so much? Is there one you are dying to try? Is there a particular yarn you love and use all the time for clothes? What is so special about it?
When I knit dishcloths I usually use Peaches/Sugar and Cream yarn, and metal needles. The slickness of metal needles makes the cotton knit a little easier. I ususally use old Susan Bates straight needles - I like the shorter 9/10 in length needle. I rarely crochet anymore, but I always use Susan Bates hooks - they have the perfect hook. As far as yarns...I love a lot of yarns....
Alright...I'm leaving off here - time for some quality knitting time!