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.

3 comments:

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!