Friday, February 1, 2008
Pictures of cardigan
Here are pictures of the front and back of my Half Circle Cardigan. It is quite bulky. The pattern called for sock weight yarn, but I could not see my going to that effort. Besides it would have taken 10 balls of sock weight and I did not want to spend that much on this cardigan. I made a swatch in the yarn that I was going to use and used the row gauge on that instead of the sock yarn gauge it called for. It is warm and I think cute, but my Love says it hides my curves! I really like the slow variegation of the colors in this yarn. I used Caron Shadow yarn, gasp acrylic!!!! Sorry, it comes in great colors.
If you love brainless, mindless knitting, you will love this pattern. It does have a bit of measuring and math that you have to do. Be aware of the sleeve decrease, or lack of decrease problem. I fixed it by knitting 2 tog on the K2 sections of the last wrong side row.
I spun a half of a bobbin of yarn, yesterday. I do not know how many yards that is, but according to my estimations, I can produce 100 yards of single ply in 1 hour. If I want to make a shawl, I need to spin approximately 2300 yards of single ply to get about 1000 yards of double ply yarn. A 1000 yards would make a nice size shawl. Once I ply the yarn, it will be about sock weight gauge. I figure that about 24 hours of spinning will get me there. I don't think that is going to happen anytime soon! I did find out that it is nice way to catch up on the download from my favorite sites. I found some great talks that were given at some ladies retreats on the http://girltalk.blogs.com/.
I downloaded them all and now I have a great reason to spin.