Sunday, July 30, 2006

New project


I decided I should actually post in progress photos of one of my projects. I keep knitting things for swaps, which I feel like I shouldn't post pics of before the recipiants get them. Otherwise, I have been knitting quick little projects. But I have finally decided to start another sweater for myself. It's Something Red from Knit and Tonic. I ordered the yarn from knitpicks, because they had put Mainline on sale for $1.97 a ball. I figured about $20 for the yarn was a steal. The color I chose was "Red Velvet Cake," since I couldn't resist the idea of having this cardi in red. So I swatched last night on my Denise 7s and 8s. Although I kinda like the 8 swatch better, the 7 is much closer to stitch gauge (the swatch on the right is the 7 one). Though my row gauge is off by about 1-2 rows per 4 inches. I'm going to have to watch out for that, but since this is a top-down raglan, I think I can deal.

2 comments:

KnitXcorE said...

that yarn looks nice! i love the color! I cant wait to see it finished....

Gloria said...

I'm really digging the color myself. I wasn't sure about it when I saw the color swatches online, but now I'm cool withit.