i told ya i'd be back today with swatches. both are knitted on a 3.25mm needle... and i guess i caved and am showing you the colours as well :) it's ok, i know you won't tell anyone. so what do you think?
i wanted to take a picture with my hand in it so you could get a sense of how small these stitches are... and here's the other one...
the first swatch is definitely airier, you know? hmmm so what are your thoughts? to remind you, this is for the featherweight cardigan, by hannah fettig.
also... ummm as i kind of wandered into my lys today since owen's grandma and papa were watching him this morning while i had a dental appointment downtown.... they happened to have a habu trunk show going on! how lucky am i?? it was gorgeous! such a different way of knitting! i really wished that i had my camera.... but some of the items were knitted with stainless steel, with paper linen, just a different assortment of fibers! i am definitely more inspired to pull out my linen and work on something with that. *swoon*
of course i didn't leave empty handed. it's not often i can peruse a yarn store alone! it was a treat for sure. and here are the treats i may have collected... well no i totally collected them.. hee hee
you could say i'll be keeping myself busy ;)
how is your day coming along? have any of you ever knitted in the japanese style? or with such different fibers as stainless steel? i'd love to hear about it! drop me a line, and let's chat!