Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Oh yeah, baby

Isn't it amazing when you find the *exact* right yarn for a project? It's spine-tingling. I know, I'm a dork. But I seriously felt that way when I opened a recent package and found this...
Wow. This is the intended yarn for the beautiful little girl dress from a few posts ago. I rescued it from someone else's stash. And it's actually the yarn prescribed in the pattern; Schaefer's Laurel, a mercerized 100% cotton. Amazing, as I tend to substitute due to the size of my stash and thriftiness.

However, there is one thing holding me up...
One sleeve, one collar and six buttons, that is. This is a neck-down cardigan for my daughter, made from Cascade Cotton Rich. Amazing stuff, seriously. I would not normally say this about a yarn, but this yarn has been frogged no less than 5 times (yes, five) and was still knittable and held together quite well most places. I think that deserves high marks. Lemme see, first this was a seed stitch cardi for her, and I even had the buttons sewn on, but then wanted to make a Tomten. Shoulda stuck with my first inkling there. I ripped out the Tomten three times, only to determine I wouldn't have enough yarn to finish it and didn't want to buy more (see aforementioned thriftiness). Then remembered adoring knitting from the neck-down and investigated how many yards were required for a small cardi--surprisingly few! So I started this about a week ago. Perfect for spring, that is...spring in the northwoods where 20" of snow has melted in the last three days, leaving us with a lagoon for a backyard.

1 comment:

Mandy said...

I am so excited to see that dress come together. What luck with the yarn!