Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A Thank You, & Always Trying Something New

Here's my last set of stitch markers I received in the most recent swap. Aren't they beautiful?

They are made by Robin from The Robin's Nest. That's right, that's some handmade soap in that box, called Minty Fresh. I love it. Robin is definitely multi-talented! Thanks again Robin!

Cindy's Rusted Root is driving me a little crazy. I thought the medium size was too small for her, but I'm thinking the large is going to be way too big. I wish she was here so I could have her try it on all the time. I'm thinking I'm going to have to rip back again, and maybe add some more decreases at the waist. This thought is making me nervous, since I NEVER have the courage to alter a pattern. But, the time has come to step out of my box. However, I hope to see Cindy later on in the week, and have her try it on so I can take some more precise measurements. I'm so horrible at math. I know, hard to believe I can make it as a knitter, huh?

So what's the cure for a WIP that you just can't seem to get right? That's right, cast on for yet another project! I couldn't help it. My extra needles for my Knit Picks Options set came in the mail Saturday. Remember, I couldn't start the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl, since my Size 6 needles were in Rusted Root? Well, wait no more! I now have TWO pairs of every size needle from 4 to 10.5 for my Options set. I started the FCS on Sunday, messed up (before I had put a lifeline in) and started over again yesterday. Here's my progress.

I know, it's a fairly small shawl at this point. I've only done the set up rows and about 6 rows of the first body of the pattern repeat. I'm new at the whole knitting with lace weight yarn thing, so it's coming along very slowly. I'm knitting very deliberately, but I'm loving it! And of course, I'm using The Plucky Knitter Laceweight in Wuthering, which is knitting up beautifully, don't you think? I mean, look at those colors! Gorgeous! Thanks again to Sarah for allowing me to be a test knitter. I have to say, this yarn is SO soft and wonderful to work with. It just slides through my fingers, and works great with my Knit Picks needles. I hear firsthand that The Plucky Knitter yarns may just be in an upcoming Loopy Ewe sneak up. Believe me, you want to buy this yarn. It is luxurious!


Robin said...

So glad you like the markers AND the soap!! I love making both. Enjoy!

yarnsnob said...

cute st markers.
Wow...that FCS is coming along nicely, and that Plucky sure does some lovely colours.
Keep going with it....you know where I am if you need help.xx

Sarah said...

The markers are adorable!

Your FCS is going to be lovely - Wuthering is in excellent hands : )

nicole said...

The Wuthering yarn really matches that pattern well -- FCS is looking good so far. I need to buy some!

Amanda said...

Those stitch markers are so pretty! I love how the Wuthering Heights is working up. All the FCSs that I'm seeing makes me want one too!

Romi said...

Very pretty markers! And I love the FCS. :)