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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Knitting Notes

In the spirit of Clean Out Megan's Knitting Basket April, I have two project reports. Above, is how far I got on the Cabled Swing Cardi by Norah Gaughan, from The Knitter's Book of Yarn. That would be all the piecing, with only the neckline left to do. And it doesn't fit. It's way too big, and proportionally too long. I've left it setting in my basket for a little while, hoping I would be inspired to be able to fit it, but that's not going to happen. I'm going to frog it, starting tonight, and use the yarn for something else. I'm very unhappy about losing some of this (I adore the front cable panel), but it's for the best. This is not the sweater I need to experiment on shaping with. I know that would be a disaster. So it's back to the drawing board for that yarn.

In other news, I've cast on the Claudia Hat with the Fibre Company Canopy worsted in the Yerba Mate colorway I'd previously tried out in the Star Crossed beret. This hat has much more traditional shaping, so should actually look ok my head. I figure the yarn should be able to stick for this project.

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