Saturday, July 30, 2005

Yarn Diet Failure

Even more yarnFiber. I am powerless before you. The only time I can say, "No, I will not buy?" When the fundage is below par and other bills (electricity, mortgage) must be paid. Otherwise, I am your doormat. Today, Sandnes Kitten mohair joined the family of recent purchases. I must be on a feline theme because I've also stocked up on that lovely braided cotton / acrylic blend called TLC Cotton Plus. You know. The one with the orange cat on the label. Hey, at $2.00 a ball, how could I not?

lacey shrugMeanwhile, just to get the feel of how the shiny softness that is Cotton Plus might knit up, I started (gulp!) another quickie project for Stitches: a simple, yet feminine shrug of my own design for those of us with more ample upper arms. (It really is a prettier color in vivo.) It also gave me the opportunity to try out a simple lace pattern I found while perusing Le Internet. Try this at home:

(Ed. note: this really is a lace pattern, though it doesn't appear so in the photo. My stitches are tight. Besides, it has yet to be blocked.)

Multiple of 10 sts plus 1 Repeat of 2 rows. Begin with right-side row.

ROW 1(Right side row): *K1, yo, k3, (sl 1, k2tog,psso), k3, yo,* repeat from * to *, end k1.

ROW 2: P.

I'm going to be a good girl and put this away for now, though. Mum's sweater beckons.

1 Comments:

Anonymous ck said...

Who can ever possibly stick to the yarn diet? You know you'll use it eventually, so you might as well buy it when you see a great deal!

8/06/2005 05:59:00 PM  

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