how are you doing in your search for the perfect pattern for our tops tanks & tees kal? any progress? as i had mentioned last week, i'll be doing jane richmond's gemini.
it was a fairly easy decision for me because as soon as it was out in knitty.. (actually, truthfully before that) i knew i had to knit it up.
purchasing yarn is something i'm not doing a whole lot of these days.. i'm really trying to work through what i already have. my stash isn't the most impressive or huge by any means... (coughmisocraftycoughcough) ;) but i do have a stash... and a few years ago, i bought this linen... and several skeins of it.
this is montoya beach solid, by punta yarns. the colour is sage green. i've never knit with linen before. and i have to say i'm kind of excited about it! it's definitely different though. it looks so loose when i knit it up. because the loft isn't there... i had to wash and dry my swatch before actually measuring it.
a first for me.... and here's the kicker. i am so dumb. i didn't write down anywhere what size needle i used for the swatch. so while it's all pretty and everything.... and bang on for size... i have to do another one.
ha. it's ok though. because i've got time. something tells me that it's a 3mm though. i think i had to go down a full needle size. but i do remember talking to jane about it and saying that i really wanted to use my knitpicks.. hrmmmmm....
needless to say, before the kal has even started i have to do something over. hahaha. so my tip to you is.. write.down.any.and.all.mods. 'cause you'll forget. i just did. haha.
start date: april 11th, 2012
end date: may 23rd, 2012
head on over to luvinthemommyhood to sign up for the kal. and go check out her yarn choice for her gemini. it's gorgeous! it makes me want to make sure i knit something up in a bright colour for this summer season! shannon's also got some great tips on getting gauge and choosing the right yarn for your project. be sure to check it out!
so have you decided what you'll be knitting? do you think you'll knit more than one top? i do have another top in mind if i'm speedy enough.... but i'm honestly not holding my breath :) i'd love to hear how your progress is doing! xo