April 18, 2006

I Can Get Used To This

So yeah, it's still all Saffy all the time.

cardigan fronts always look so tiny to me!

Yarn Thoughts

I've now knit a full ball of yarn (just over 100 yards). They're not kidding when they warn you about the dye coming off on your hands. Look! After I realized how much dye was on my hands I stuck the yarn in a ziploc bag and was careful to watch what it touched. So far so good.

I've heard that denim yarn can be hard on your hands. I haven't experienced any of this yet, but I don't often get wrist or arm pain while knitting. So I'm not sure I'm a great barometer for those kinds of issues.

I was tempted to go with Elann's Den-M-Nit because the price was so good. But since this is my first denim project I thought I'd try Rowan's version first. I got mine on eBay from Jannette's Rare Yarns. At $4 a ball I thought it was worth giving it a try. Even though Jannette's is in the UK it only took a week to arrive (I've ordered from her before and had the same experience). She ships as fast as you pay.

I know this won't be my last Denim experience though. Denim People has so many nice patterns!


I've always liked Delta, but Rowan got lazy and only did the pattern in one size. I know why they did it--they didn't want to bother calculating out how to knit those two triangles to meet up properly for multiple sizes. But seriously Rowan...isn't that why I buy a pattern to begin with?

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April 16, 2006

Do Not Adjust Your Monitors


No, you're not seeing things. I started a new project. And you know what that means, right? Yup, Somewhat Cowl is done. It fits really well and I'll post pics once I get some good shots.

For now, meet Saffy from Rowan Denim People in Nashville--their darkest shade.


I never noticed Saffy until I came across it at Bestitched. Hers is gorgeous and couldn't fit her better. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to make it. The yarn arrived on Friday but I was a good girl and waited until I finished Somewhat Cowl before I even opened up the yarn.

After finishing Somewhat Cowl in two weeks I'm wondering how long it would take to knit Saffy if I gave her the same kind of commitment. Truth be told I doubt it will happen though. While I think the results of monogamous knitting are great, I just don't think I can do it all the time!

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