Wednesday, December 14, 2005

A change of heart

Ok - I've changed my mind. I was going to sit this one out. I wasn't going to knit the Picovoli. But I keep looking at it, and thinking about it. And comparing it to other things I want to knit. I'm slowly becoming obsessed with this sweater. And my closet is deffinately lacking anything like it. So I think I'm going to bite the bullet and go for it. I'll probably do it in the specified Debbie Bliss yarn because it's my very first sweater and I don't want to mess around with gauge. My first sweater - wow that's kinda scary.
~Jody

8 comments:

M said...

not to burn your buzz, but do yourself a favor and still check the gauge. I'm just saying...

Jeanie said...

Woohoo!!!! Glad to decided to join us! And YES, check gauge. Always!

Michelena said...

Hi Jody,

It'll be my first sweater too, and I'm strongly considering the Cathay. I'm going to check out the yarn sometime in the next day or two.

I'm glad you decided to join the KAL. We can help each other over the bumps!

Michelena

Lick My Sticks said...

I think I might jump on this right after xmas. If you do it up in Knit Picks Shine...it's less that 15 bucks for yarn (maybe a little more for the larger sizes). Not too shabby!

knitnthings said...

I'll deffinatley do a gauge swatch - I'm just saying I hoping to avoid doing any adjusments! Although everyone seems to be into using the Knit Picks Shine so maybe that's a good substitute. I'm not going to be getting the yarn for a few weeks yet so I've got time to think about it. I hope it goes smoothly regardless of the yarn I choose.
~Jody

Catherine Kerth said...

i am excited for you! i have done two sweaters so far and i agree with everyone on this one, check gauge very carefully! and remember you knit differently in the round than back and forth... i learned that the hard way on my secind sweater!!!! i did the test gauge back and forth and it was totally off when i knitted in the round! i will start after christmas too, with knitpicks.... shine

77Milf said...

HI! I too have had a change of heart. I am currently knitting a cute shrug out of Cathay and love it. I hadn't read the Pic pattern, didn't know it called to work w/ it. It just so happens that Cathay is 50% off at one of my knitting stores. I'm taking that as a sign from the Knitting Goddess that I need to do this project....This will be my first sweater if a cartigan doesn't count... I will definently check my gauge though just to make sure...
Good luck! I can't wait. I'll probably start as soon as I finish the shrug (not that finishing one project has ever stopped me from starting a new one, I just really want to wear this shrug...)

KAT said...

Same here! Just ordered the yarn. Still can't decide which color, so I ordered both - a soft baby pink which is very sexy and a light blue which goes so dreamily (it's a word now!) with my eyes.
This will push me to finish my husband's sweater because I can't start this until that's done!