Sunday, March 15, 2009

Swatching, Swatching...

The Cherie is blocked, sewn (and altered) and it now looks wonderful.
I had to sew the neckline closed about 3" because it was so deep that I kept having to adjust it. Now it is perfect and I love the feel of the Manos. The pattern is perfect for this yarn because it is warm without being too hot to wear indoors.

I am still working on my current WIPs including the sweater for my boyfriend, but there has been some major stash enhancement and today I will begin swatching for two new projects.

The first is the Soap Bubble Wrap available free if you sign up for Knitting Daily emails from Interweave Knits. The yarn I chose for this project is Silk Bamboo from Patons in the Sapphire colourway:
I bought it from Yarn Forward and Sew On on Bank S. This yarn is sooo soft, but it has the reputation of being very slippery so we will see how it goes.

The next yarn is Sublime Kid Mohair in the Fancy colourway:

Purchased at Wool-Tyme on Colonnade. This yarn is also extremeally soft, which is a good thing since it is destined to become the Grecian Plait, a sweater designed to be worn next to the skin (with perhaps a cami underneath since it seems to be see through).
So I will be swatching for both of those today.

1 comment:

Rachael said...

Hi there!

Wondering if you know Zoom (, a knitter in your area fighting cancer. We're trying to put together a knitter's blanket for her. Will you email me back if you're interested in helping?

Please forgive me if I've already contacted you -- I may be duplicating my efforts by now....

Thanks so much,