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Thursday, August 29, 2013

A New Beginning

Now that I've gotten a couple of quick projects done, I'm ready to jump back into a sweater again.  This one continues the theme of oversized, cute with skinny jeans, and STRIPES!  Fortunately, weaving in all of those ends on my Tea With Jam and Bread/Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (anyone else hungry now?) was good practice for my new project:  Milano.
I fell in love with this when I first saw it on Ravelry, so I ordered the kit, but that was right before Camp Loopy so it had to wait.  It's been sitting politely, waiting for me to get to it, and now I've cast on and started.  Well, first I wound the yarn into balls and that took a bit of time, but now I'm ribbing!  I'm going to work the colors in the order in the pattern, but I'm starting at a different place in the repeat.  The reason for this is because the putty and sand colors (the two wide stripes just below the front neck opening (third picture down in the top link) will not work with my coloring - fair with cool undertones. I'm attempting to get the blue green colors to be in the wide stripes up near my face.  Fortunately, I shouldn't have trouble with the sand and putty colors being mixed into the sweater, as long as they aren't near the edge, by my face. I love the way the colors work in the design (which is why I went ahead and bought a kit).  This is my first time using the Sunday Knits yarns, and just from what I've seen and felt with winding the skeins into balls and the tiny bit of ribbing I've knit, I think I'll be using her yarns again - they're just lovely!
I'll leave you with a sweet, little gray paw.  He crawled between the layers of a quilt to take a nap yesterday while I was knitting.  Poor little baby - it's so hard to survive a North Texas Summer!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I open the blinds in our south-facing bedroom. It's a way of baking out our cats, and all seem to enjoy "universal kitty nap time", as grandmeowmy at Denton Siamese Rescue called it. Air conditioning is hard on oriental cats, eh?

9:19 AM  
Blogger Merry Karma said...

I am about to buy some of her yarn to celebrate my birthday season...I have a pattern picked out and everything.

3:31 PM  

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