Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A few mini updates

March 11 Meetup - went well! I'm really happy to have met Eva, Majorie, Joy, Vivian & Joyce. Looking forward to meeting Siow Chin next time.

Hourglass Sweater (No More) - oh, don't get me wrong, I love the pattern but my gauge was off... after 2 long weeks of hesitation, I finally found enough courage to admit failure and start anew... now the 3 winded balls of yarn is there recuperating and waiting to made into a Top-down Cardi or maybe the Sunrise Circle Jacket
. And I still want to do another Hourglass but perhaps I shall stick with Noro Cash Iroha next time.

New project #1 - is a simple garter st shawl with some Knitpicks Shadow in Oregon Coast which I started last Friday. Not going very far yet but this will be a perfect "no-brainer" project on my bus trip to work. Now, my only challenge is to wake up early enough to catch my bus.

New project #2 - is a Roll Neck Sleeveless Shell with Jaeger Trinity in Hibiscus. I almost forgot about having these in my stash until I saw Jannette's recent $100 for 3 pack promo. I'm doubling the DK yarn (yes again) and now about 8-9 inches on the body. This cotton-silk yarn took a while to get use to... and the larger needles is also a little more tiring to work with. But I'm happy that the color is turning out better knitted up than it was in the balls.


joy said...

Too bad about the Hourglass. The circle jacket would be really striking in that color!

Krista said...

Sorry to hear about your Hourglass Sweater. I like that pattern too, but haven't tried it yet. Good luck with the next project!

Siow Chin said...

I'm looking forward to seeing you too!