Friday, March 03, 2006
FINALLY!!! I selected my yarn
Gosh I signed up for the Sunrise Circle Jacket kal when it first started...what two weeks ago and I just now FINALLY decided what yarn to use. The color [Deep Forest] looked wonderful on the screen, hope it is as luscious in person . I ordered it from Elan.com so it is coming from Canada but it is only suppose to take 2-3 days.
This is the first time I have ordered ANYTHING over the Internet. I am such a computer virgin....my husband on the other hand orders stuff 2-3 times a week. Guess it doesn't make him nervous.
Anyway I am anxious to receive it, this will be a big project for me and my first sweater using something other than acrylic [not only am I timid I'm also fiscally conservative....again the opposite from the hublet.....must be like they say opposites attract].
Now although I have knitted 3 sweater, 2 pairs of socks [yeah I finished my sideline olympics socks] and numerous scarf I am bad bad bad. Why you ask? Cause I have never swatched before I begin a project. I'm going to make myself do it on this project. It looks like gage and sizing could be a critical factor ... ya think so . Anyway I need to commit myself to swatching on future projects and not be soooooo lazy; or is it too anxious to start.
This weekend, while I am impatiently waiting for my yarn, I will continue to practice a twisted cable stitch. Got confussed on the first repeat but I think the second one is coming out correctly. I really LOVE learning new stitches and patterns. A question was asked on KnittyCoffeshop last week as to whether one was a process or a progress knitter. Guess I have to conclude I am MUCH more of a process knitter [but I have to finish what I start!!!]
Time to go home YEA YEA YEA the Weekend is here and we have an uncommitted weekend [that happens like once in a blue moon] YEA YEA YEA