Friday, June 16, 2006

Sweet cherry

Another wonderful thing I learned about from Action Hero's blog, is this sweet little number called Cherry.

After a failed attempt to make the Eyelet Chemise by Therese Chynoweth using the Frog Tree Pima Silk I bought in Cannon Beach, I was determined to find something that would work for this yarn. When I saw Cherry, I was really hoping I could get gauge because it fit the bill - a simple yet interesting cardigan with short sleeves!

Here's what I got goin' on so far.
The Pima Silk is really nice, but not without its issues. It is really splitty, yet the plies want to stay together (if that makes sense). I just love how soft and silky it is. I wouldn't recommend it for patterns with k3togs or the like, simply because it is so darn splitty, but k2togs have been fine.

The ball band says 5 sts/inch on US #5, but I'm getting more like 5.5/5.75 sts/inch. Because of this, I'm using US 5s for the Cherry pattern, instead of the suggested US 6s. Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 12, 2006

Grrr... BAD blogger!

I've been trying to post a few blog entries over the last few days, but blogger has been misbehaving lately. Thankfully, not much has been going on, just the usual rants and raves.

Rant of the day - I'm still upset over Roger Federer's loss at the French Open. I was really pulling for the guy, and I don't care what the win would have meant - I still think he's the greatest tennis player of all time.

Rave of the day - I finally finished the little crochet bag for the wedding! I made it a tad bigger than in the pattern, because I wanted it to be able to hold a travel pack of Kleenex tissues (I've been known to cry at weddings). I also made a different flower because I thought the one in the pattern was too simple. Here's the one I chose - thanks Melissa! I'm thinking of placing a nice button in the middle, just to dress it up a bit more.

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