Saturday, October 06, 2007
After my last disappointing finished object I needed a little boost in the knitting self-esteem department! :op Haha!
So I pulled out something that would be fast & easy. Well, ever since the month of May I was "supposed" to have made this cute little number as a quick KAL with Mrs. Purls and Turtlegirl. Some of you may remember reading on Turtlegirl's blog the "challenge" I served her just to egg her on! And she knew it and did it happily because her competitive spirit is something fierce! Haha! :op It was all in fun because we all knew I wasn't even going to knit it up right then! I hadn't even bought the yarn at that point.
I finally purchased the yarn back in July when my buddy Traveling Teddy was here with me and it just sat here waiting for this perfect moment!
Pattern: Passin the Dress Code by Champagne Maker pattern available at my fav LYS Charlotte Yarn (you can actually call to order the pattern directly from there).
Needles: Denise US10 & US11 (oh my gosh I haven't knitted on those large size needles in forever! It felt weird at first Haha!)
Size: One size
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky #16011, 2 skeins (with some leftover)
Cost: $6 bucks for both balls of yarn (Yep!! I had a discount from my LYS for being a frequent shopper :op Haha!) $1 for the ribbons. This would normally be at least a $30 project!
I would definitely consider substituting the yarn for something like the new Bernat Cashmere natural blend line! Mmmh....but that might not be chunky enough...anyway
Time: This is a VERY quick knit! I loved it! It makes for a great "knit fix" only 37 rows! A few hours after work a few nights and you are done!
What I learned: My almost 1st cable project! (I actually have been working on a charity hat that I learned how to cable on) so you could say this is my 1st completed cable project.
And I was able to put my new harmony cable needle to use!
This will be marked in the books as one of my Fall Cable KAL 2007 items.
I also finally learned, all on my own, how to fix my stitches that I may have inverted (well with the wonderful assistance of the Knit Fix book :op). Gotta love it!
Modifications: None needed
You can switch out your ribbons to shake things up a bit! :oD
Y'all know I luvs me some red and chocolate together!
Renee and Fairiegirl both just finished their capelets too! :o) This would make great quick knit for gifts as well!
And here is my America's Next Top Knitter pose! ROTFL!! :oD
(I am learning from the best Ms. Erica!)
Labels: Finished Objects