Saturday, January 24, 2009
My knitting class is done, and I'm four pattern repeats into the Undulating Waves scarf. I have to admit, I like the beading more than I thought I would. I'm still not sure it's something I'll do often, but it's a nice skill to have in my arsenal.
I do have to say, I love the Schaefer Heather yarn. It's so lovely and soft, and I love this colorway. (Actually, I love all of the colorways I saw in class. Even the insane electric red and orange one I'd never in a billion years buy. It was still really cool.)
I've had to put the scarf to the side for the moment, as I got late breaking news that the co-worker I knew was having a baby in March will be having a surprise baby shower in two weeks. So, I've literally cast on three different baby sweaters this week. The first really wasn't working for me with the yarn I'd chosen. The second, while a lovely pattern, was just complicated enough that it was making me tear my hair out.
I finally landed on the garter yoke baby cardi, which seems simple enough and looks right for the yarn I bought (Dalegarn Falk in a lovely purple). I cast on last night, and so far, so good. I need to get it finished by next weekend, so that's going to be my knitting concentration for the week.