Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I'm so excited to take part in my first SKC KAL!!!

Hi Everyone!

I'm playing a bit of catch up as a new member of the SKC. I started Rusted Root this week and hope to finish it next week. The great sweaters that you guys have knitted and your beautiful FOs are definitely inspiring.

I am going to do Fifi first. I splurged on Calmer (on sale at Richesseonline - Thanks for the tip Robin!) I am currently on a green sweater kick and am making a Kiwi Fifi. I've never knit with Calmer and am really excited to try it.

Yarn Stuff
For those of you considering the Kiwi color - it does not show up well online. I am very happy with the medium chartreusy/limey shade that it is but it looks nothing like any of the versions of it I saw online. On the Richesseonline site, it looks extremely bright - almost neon. If I had only seen it on that site, I probably wouldn't have ordered it. On the other sites that I checked, including Webs, it looks paler than it actually is. I decided to take a chance that it would be somewhere in the middle and was pleased to find out that it was.

Potential Yarn Substitution
When I was debating whether or not to splurge on Calmer, I looked at this yarn that is much less expensive and may work as a subsitution.
Classic Elite Star - It is 99% cotton and 1% lycra. The construction looks very stretchy although it looks more nubby than Calmer. It's on sale at Webs for $3.29/skein.

Short Row Shaping
I'm going to attempt short row shaping for the bust. Is anyone else trying this for the first time with Fifi?

Happy Wednesday!
Jennifer

4 comments:

Michelle said...

I have the Star by Classic elite-for another project- and it is very nubby and VERY stretchy. It may be too stretchy for fifi. It is definetly stretchier than the Calmer....OH I also heard that Star is being discontinued...

Just an FYI!

robin said...

What about Elann Esprit? Would that be too stretchy?

Suzknits said...

I'm going to be doing short rows too, it will be the first for me as well.

So with that said, good luck with yours

Suzknits

Suzknits said...

I'm going to be doing short rows too, it will be the first for me as well.

So with that said, good luck with yours

Suzknits