Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Calmer ... I think I love you

When I saw Nonnahs' Josephine, I thought 'Wow! I hope someday I can knit something as beautiful.' Then I saw Tentenknits' Moulin Rouge on Ravelry and I was hooked.

I've had some Rowan Calmer in the stash just waiting for the right project to come along. Enter Fifi which also happened to be the SKC pick for this go-around. I stalled because I could not decide which color to use. I had the Hubby and the kids pick the color.

With the Calmer and 4.5 mm Addis, I cast on on July 4th after our cook-out. First cast on using long tail (my favorite). Somehow after 6 rows I decided to rip and restart with the cable cast on. I struggled with this cast on - too fiddly for me. Anyhow, I made it until about row 40 but then noticed that I missed an increase somewhere in row 37.

Yesterday while waiting for Pumpkin Girl to get back from Hershey Park field trip, I pulled out the tape measure. Why in the world did I go with the 4.5 mm needles? I'm such a tight knitter that I can usually get gauge with the specified needle. Then in a fit on insanity, I cast on twice (long tail) with 5 mm needles and a new ball. I'm currently on row 10. Weird because I'm not regretting the time spent re-knitting. I'm actually enjoying the process because this yarn is that good.

Sunday, July 1, 2007


Introducing Ruffles ... the perfect cover-up when we go to the beach.

Pumpkin Girl has been asking for a knit skirt for a while. I had a pattern in mind that would be perfect to work on while lounging around in front of the TV. She wanted some tweaks ... we compromised on some ribbons that could be switched around with no fuss and minimize some wardrobe malfunctions. Once the color was all decided, the project commenced.

I still need to sew in the garter and go buy some ribbons.

Pattern: Wendy Bernard
Yarn: 3 skeins Lion Cotton-Ease in Popsical Blue
Needles: Addi Circulars in US #6
(06/18/07 - 06/30/07)

Modification: Added 2 eyelet rounds to slip some ribbons in.

Thoughts: This project is cheap! Yarn cost was $6.00