Monday, February 18, 2008

A New Grandbaby to Knit for

With something off my needles, my brain is wanting to start something new. The smart thing to do is wait to finish my other unfinished objects, but I have been bombarded with so many new magazines and ideas from listening to podcasts, this feat will be impossible. I guess I won’t earn the “Resisting the Dreaded Cast On” XP points this time in Knit Wars.

I have been trying to figure out something to do with a crayon variegated yarn from my stash. I had almost forgotten that this month (February) was Baby Things month in the Knit Picks Knitalong which I joined last July. What good timing for the news that I am going to be a grandmother to a new baby in August. I cast on for the Baby Sweater on Two Needles from the book Knitter’s Almanac. I didn’t like how the beautiful lace pattern was coming out with the variegated. The multiple colors hid the pattern, so I ripped it back and found a yarn, LionBrand Microspun of a solid lime color which is found in the variegated yarn.

So far it is coming out fine. The Harmony needles which are very pointy, makes it very easy to work with this yarn that is low twist and tends to split into 4 plies. I once threw a whole skein of this away because I was so frustrated with snagging and the yarn splitting. I promised myself I would never buy this yarn again. Nevertheless, it was the only yarn I could find close to sport weight that was the right color.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Congratulations on the new grandbaby! I love this sweater! The colors are so vibrant and fun.