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Monday, September 23, 2013

Nothing to See Here

Over the weekend I cast on a new project on my new needles.  I've had yarn set aside for Zephyr Cove for months now.  This is some Schaefer Anne in Silver Lake and Spruce.  The Silver Lake is for the first section with the little leaf and the Spruce is for the water section (I realize the irony there).  I cast on and started knitting.  (I love the new needles by the way.)
Unfortunately, I don't love the yarn in garter stitch.  Something about this yarn and garter stitch just doesn't work.  I don't think changing needle size will do it, I just don't like the feel or the look.  Also, I read some comments on the yarn (turns out I'm not the only one who doesn't like this in garter stitch) and lots of people had issues with color bleeding.  That's not what you want to hear on a two color shawl.  The more I think about it, the more I think I'll be happier using the yarns in separate projects for non-garter stitch shawls.  I didn't feel like plowing through my patterns last night and picking another one, so basically what I'm showing you this morning is nothing.

On the other hand, I did get a shipping email late Friday, apparently I have another set of Darn Pretties (the needles) on the way and it should get here today!  These are probably my Chestnut set.  I'll show them to you tomorrow if the Post Office comes through!


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