Friday, September 19, 2008
In box number two we find a lovely little sweater being knit for my darling little girl! This is my first sweater project. I am knitting it on size 7 Addi Turbo circular needles. I have only knitted on Lantern Moon wooden needles (which I LOVE, by the way), so it took me a while to get used to the Addis. I began this project on size 5 needles when I realized I had done the gauge swatch in the wrong stitch. Erin encouraged me to redo the gauge swatch, which I eventually did and found out I had knitted a third of this sweater for nothing!
So, frog away I did...it was slightly depressing starting all over again. However, I have past already what I had knitted with what I am knitting now. I am knitting both the back and front at the same time, and plan to do so with the sleeves as well. So far I am almost half way up on my body of the sweater. I am hoping to have it done in time to give to Emmaline as a Christmas present.
I am using Royal Llama Linen by Plymouth Yarn, which is a mixture of Fine Llama, Silk, and Linen. The color number is 1548. So far I have really enjoyed working with this yarn. My one and only complaint is that I have found burrs from the linen part of the yarn still in the yarn, however it has been pretty easy to pick out the few that I have encountered with out doing any damage to the structure of the yarn.