AUTHOR: Knitti-me TITLE: Ribby Cardi Progress! DATE: 6:05:00 PM ----- BODY:
Back is done; Left Front is done; Right Front nearly done! And then it's time to cast on for the sleeves. Since I had good luck in the past with knitting two sleeves at the same time, I'm going to use that strategy for Ribby. I really like the Peruvian Highland Wool from elann. I read on the Ribby Cardi KAL (for which I did not join for fear of jinxing myself), that some knitters found the wool scratchy. I don't at all; I actually find it very soft and soothing. As many of you know I have a weakness for varigated wool yarn and as I've been knitting away on Ribby - knitting miles of solid red - I have been dreaming about this pattern in a cool varigated yarn such as Noro's Kureyon or Colinette's Skye. So we'll see how the finished product fits before I decide to knit this pattern up again. Speaking of varigated yarn, I got the new Patternworks 2005 Spring Catalog and saw this: That's the Sideways-Striped Pullover knit in Filatura Di Crosa's 127 Print. I love this sweater! However, pricing it out, it will cost over $120 in yarn! Boo Hoo! I am seriously thinking about funding options and one that keeps coming to mind is selling off some of the Embarrasingly Large Yarn Stash. Inspired by Bron, I'm going to venture into the stash closet and critically evaluate all my yarn accumulation. So keep a look out here for my Stash-Busting Sale. ~~~ From the Ally Archives: