Thursday, June 28, 2007

Is it Fifi time yet? How about now? Now?

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Got my pattern, got my yarn, I'm ready to go!

I recently finished a top in Calmer and I love, love, love the yarn. If it wasn't so damned expensive I'd use it for all my warm-weather knits. Luckily I found some cheap at Cucumberpatch, so I get to use it again, weeee! I think they still have some left, but only that one colour is on sale (it's discontinued). Still, if you like peach, gogogo!

I'm having the same "XS or S?" issue as a bunch of you, and I think I'm going to go with the 29.5 size. I just have a feeling that the 33.5 will be too big. Every time I pick a size that seems like the right one, it's always too big, so my new strategy is to knit things ridiculously small, and that way they'll somehow fit. This seems perfectly logical to me. Nothing could possibly go wrong!

Since I can't get near a pattern without modifying it, I have a couple of very small mods planned. They involve a spool of black ribbon I happen to have lying around...

8 comments:

Pensguys said...

Oh, I LIKE that color!!! Can you tell me the cost per skein in US dollars?

I saw that at the Richesse site but it looked SO orange! I can deal with the peach.

Cyn said...

It's about $4 US per skein, I think. Cheap!

It's more peach than orange IMO. Kind of orangey, but not ORANGE orange. It's really pretty in person!

Pensguys said...

Thanks! I'm going to order some! I'm using RC Laurel for my Fifi.

mary_me_a_little said...

Lol, I can't get near a pattern without modifying it, either! Nice to know I'm not alone!
I've already reached the lower bodice in Fifi---knitting it in Calmer "refresh" (the sky blue color). Enjoy your peach Fifi!

Estellika said...

Ribbon, huh? Ahhhh, suspense! I like your humor :)

Michelle said...

OHH I like your color! I have discovered the same thing..I knit the size I think and it's too big. I've finally learned to knit one smaller, and then it fits!

robin said...

I'm making the exact same size in the exact same yarn!!! I totally agree - I choose ridiculously small sizes (Zephyr Style patterns come to mind) and they somehow fit great.

Now I don't need to post, as I don't have anything unique to say -I would have posted the same picture and the same comments!!!

Pensguys said...

Thanks for posting about this. I ordered from Cucumber too and got this color! And WHAT a deal!