Saturday, June 23, 2007

FIFI - have yarn and pattern!!

I am so excited to start this sweater. I bought my yarn Rowan Calmer - Lucky. I loved the color in the store but now that I have it at home I am nervous. It's very lavender. It is summer time though and this is a cotton short sleeve sweater, so I am going to risk it and go forward. I hope I don't look like an Umpalumpa when I am done :). I have swatched on size 7, 8, 9 needles. Depending on how much I stretch out the work I can get gauge on all three. I think I am going to go forward with the size 8. I emailed Kristeen about the negative ease to make sure I cast on for the correct size. She immediately emailed me back (I was so impressed). Said she will post answers to SKC questions on her site so we can all read them. She also said she is going to post more details on Short Row Bust Shaping, which I am very excited for. I haven't done this technique yet, but am hoping it will help this sweater fit perfect. I can't wait to see every one's yarn and projects. This is the first time I have used Calmer - I am in love with it!!!! I am going to need to get a second job to afford my upcoming Calmer yarn addiction.


Anonymous said...

I've had the same thoughts about the brightness of the lavender Lucky color. I don't have an LYS, so I can only see it online. Even though lavender looks great on me I think maybe I'll use the pale blue color called Calmer instead. What a chicken!
Your swatch is lovely.

Rachael said...

I think it's a pretty color. I got a dusty pink color (don't remember the name) from Janette's ebay store for 6.25/skein b/c it was a discontinued color. If I hadn't found that price I definitely wouldn't be using calmer!!

Cyn said...

I'm with you on Calmer - I used it once before this and I wish I could afford to use it for all my summer knitting! Luckily I get to use it again for Fifi, because I got some cheap from Cucumberpatch.

Why must it be so expensive? *sob*

Pensguys said...

Can you link me to Janette's ebay store?


Pensguys said...

I found it.