Wednesday, March 08, 2006

crichton, new yarn.

This is Crichton so far.
So close to one repeat, but my hands started hurting last night and I had to stop with only 2 rounds to go. I'm actually not very happy with it. (I just realized now that it's folded a little strangely, I swear it's symmetrical. It's hard to make it stay flat for a minute to take a picture.) I'm scared it might be ugly - I don't usually wear so many colors at once. My roommates and I had a conference and they both think that it's fine, and one told me that she'd wear it if I don't want to. I'm not allowed to rip it out. The exact words were actually, "If you rip it out, we rip off your neck". So I guess it stays. I'm a little happier with it now that I'm looking at it in the picture. Maybe we've just spent too much time up close and personal.
And a huge "thank you" goes to Hege, who left advice for me in my last post. I found it very helpful to stretch the stitches on the right needle while pulling the new color over. It is already so much more even looking. I think the beginning parts will block out okay, and with my new technique it should be at least technically beautiful, even if the colors are a bit much. (And I have to admit that now I'm actually having fun, and am already picking out my next project from the book.)
I didn't do much knitting today, but I did stop at a local yarn store, which is sadly closing in a few days. I'd already gone a few weeks ago and got enough Cascade in a natural white for a sweater, at 25% off. I tried my luck today and came out with masses of angora, all at half price. I got blue and tan in a brand called Yum Yum - 50% angora, 25% lambswool, 15% acrylic and 10% nylon. I'm thinking about a pattern for a lightweight sweater. I have my heart set on the brioche stitch, but we'll see if it actually looks good when I swatch. I also got a few skeins of something called "Au Bouton D'or Angora" (roughly "a bit of gold", if my French isn't too rusty). It's a pretty soft gray with, well, a bit of gold woven through it. I think it will become a scarf, or maybe just ornamental on something else. It says 70% angora, but mysteriously leaves out the other 30%. I have been thinking horrible things about what it may be. Blogger refuses to show you the picture. I'll take one another day so you can see how pretty it is.

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Blogger hege said...

Becki, your cardigan looks beautiful! I love all the colors. It's going to be really great on. Sorry your hands are hurting :(

3:01 AM  
Blogger Canary said...

Looks gorgeous. Stick it out, the number of colors could grow on you.

5:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're doing a great job on that. BTW, are you familiar with this blog: Knitting in Color. Lots of helpful tips there.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous mandy said...

Looks fabu, darlin!

10:20 PM  
Blogger Jessimuhka said...

I like the colors, it's very cheery, like you could never be sad wearing it.

10:58 AM  
Anonymous AnneB said...

Nice bright colors that go together well. Please don't rip it!

5:44 AM  

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