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Saturday, June 23, 2007

conundrum

Looming in the back of my mind was a sneaking suspicion that a handknit baby blanket composed of squares was not a good idea.
Indeed, it was a bad idea. The navy blue squares are larger than the light blue squares even though they are all knit from the SAME YARN (RYC Cashsoft 4 ply, doubled) on the SAME SIZE NEEDLES. The camera angle makes it look a little worse than it actually is, but it's pretty bad nonetheless. This was a stashbuster project, and I'm not happy. At least I've only completed 6 of the 12 squares.

Can blocking solve this problem? The Cashsoft is 40% merino, 40% acrylic microfibre, and 10% cashmere. Or should I frog it? Sigh...

On a brighter note, the Capricha's lot in life seems very luxurious indeed.
A typical weekday morning pose:
I sent off a pair of Irish Hiking wristwarmers and a Skye hat to Mia a while back. The wristwarmers were an easy knit, and the cables are so much fun.

Pattern: Irish Hiking Wristwarmers (link from the Irish Hiking Scarf KAL)
Yarn: Smoky Mountain Fibers worsted wool, in "Summer Garden" (a little more than 100 yards)
Needles: US 7 Clover bamboo straights

Notes: The yarn's colors are simply gorgeous, and the dyer did an amazing job. It's not the softest yarn ever, though.

Pattern: Skye Hat, from the Daily Knitter
Yarn: Smoky Mountain Fibers worsted wool, in "Summer Garden" (~ 100 yards)
Needles: US 6 Clover bamboo straights

Notes: The lacy pattern shows up much better when stretched out on an actual head. I didn't want to get my head germs all over the newly-washed hat before I posted it, though!

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