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November 17, 2004

Third Time's A Charm

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Finally, a yarn I love and a color I adore! It's Cascade 220 in color number 4006. I never would have bought this had I not seen it in person. All the swatches I've found online look black. I was concerned about the cables reading well, but look -- they're lovely!

I suspect my row gauge is going to be closer to the pattern's, which will help immensely with the amount of yarn needed. I did buy 400 yards extra though. After seeing Rachael go thru AS yarn hell I was making sure I didn't.

In case you're wondering what I did last night...I knit up some more Kid Silk Haze. Christmas list be damned!

This yarn is like a drug to me -- while at work I anticipate getting home to my pretty. I've stayed up late 2 nights this week just to knit a little longer. And I'm already coming up with other excuses ideas for more KSH projects.


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Comments

You so funny about "your pretty".

Posted by: Cindy | Nov 17, 2004 10:30:28 AM

KSH has me in it's hold, too - I keep breaking my promises to myself and cheating on my Christmas knitting with it! :)
The cables look great in the Cascade!

Posted by: Jackie | Nov 17, 2004 12:23:39 PM

i love that Cascade!!! it's such a rich color, too!!!

Posted by: heather | Nov 17, 2004 12:33:42 PM

Oh man, the Kidsilk Haze is totally worst of my mohair addiction! It's like the black tar heroin of yarn.

Posted by: Cyn | Nov 17, 2004 6:17:15 PM

I am so glad to see a photo of your tubular cast on in Paul's hat. I just tried it with a provisional cast on method for my son's sweater, and am dissappointed with the little eyelet holes caused by the yarn overs. The sweater is a bulky weight Donegal tweed for my 15 yr.old, so needless to say, I don't like the look. In your photo Montse Stanley's method doesn't seem to cause the little eyelets. Could you elaborate some more on this? Other photos of tubular cast on seem to show the holes, which would be alright as a design feature in the right yarn I suppose, but not in my case. Yours looks perfect.

Posted by: Mary Gehling | Nov 20, 2004 1:56:21 PM

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