January 31, 2004

It's here!

My complaints must have helped; look what landed on my front porch yesterday afternoon!

It’s Peruvian Highland Wool, in “Nutmeg Heather”. I love the colour, and it’s very soft and slightly fuzzy.

I swatched immediately, of course. I didn’t quite get the gauge I was looking for for Rogue; I’m at 4.75spi, and I don’t want to go up another needle size, because the fabric will be too loose. But I really like this yarn, and want to use it; I also can’t afford to buy any more yarn right now. So, I’m going to go against all the accumulated knitting wisdom out there, and just go up a size on the pattern to compensate for the gauge problem. I was trying to decide between two sizes anyway, so I think it will work out. Famous last words…

I managed to finish the second sleeve of the coat last night, in spite of my cat Tigger “helping” me knit:

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And then he decided to strike out on his own:


I think I’ll put off talking about the difficulties of seaming and finishing the coat until tomorrow; I’ll have a better idea what’s going on by then, and I’ve got to make sure I have something to talk about each day! I can’t use everything up at once!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Posted by Aven at January 31, 2004 11:55 AM

cute cute cute cute cute cute baby! Love Tigger!

Posted by: Rachael at January 31, 2004 03:21 PM