Sunday, May 18, 2008

miles of garter stitch to go before I sleep

It looks more purple here than I think it is overall, but it is NOT really charcoal, though that is what they called it. I love the color, and I hope Sarah will.
I figure she is much too busy getting ready to get married to be reading my blog, so I would guess I am safe, and if her family looks.... Keep your traps shut til I get it done and send it to her.
This is from Elizabeth Zimmerman's Opinionated Knitter with modifications by Meg Swenson. It is miles and miles of garter stitch, and although this Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky says chunky it is not quite chunky enough for me to get gauge and a fabric that I like, so I added 6 stitches and therefore 6 X 16 = 96 rows...oh well. I hope I have enough yarn. I love the fabric I am getting and it won't be way heavy. One of 2 smaller pieces done, and one more small and two looonnngg to go.
This may become a cliffhanger in terms of yarn, but when I finish one part A and one part B if I use more than half the yarn I am going to get a different color for the other two pieces. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Nicki said...

It looks like the Debbie Bliss color I used for the baby sweater. Very pretty and you know that I love garter stitch.