Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm knitting as fast as I can

I picked up the Rowan Kidsilk Haze yarn I ordered at Iris Fine Yarns on Saturday.  It's a pale periwinkle blue color.  I had a couple of gift certificates and a store card that was filled and worth $20.  In the end, I only had to pay $27.00 for $97.50 worth of yarn and buttons.  Woo hoo!

I decided that I would start this sweater for Easter:


Isn't it pretty?  The pattern is written for Louet sport weight linen yarn.  There is an identical pattern named Valenciennes on Ravelry and in the French magazine "Elle Tricot" that is made with Kidsilk Haze.  It's written by the same woman who wrote the Gardenia pattern.  I was really excited when I found the pattern in the Patternworks catalog.  It was only $2.00, but shipping was $2.50.  I didn't care.  I wanted that pattern! 

Anyhow, Your picture for Mar. 13-14 is the start of the lace bottom border:



In the pattern, they have you putting the reverse side of the lace as the right side.  I don't like how that looks.  Wish me luck in finishing this on time.  I have 3 weeks, right?

 

1 comment:

Yarnjunkie said...

Hey, that's the same sweater I want to make for Amanda's wedding. Don't wear yours ok.