Friday, February 22, 2008

My Yarn Is Here!!

I just ordered my yarn last week, and it is here already. I'm glad it got here so quick, I have a long weekend - perfect for starting a new project. I was able to get gauge with the US size 3 needles. I decided to use my favorite brand, addi turbo circulars. The yarn is Naturally Dawn - 50%wool and 50% silk. The color is shade 9. In the top picture it looks black. The picture below more accurately represents the color. I'm already worried about getting buttons that will look good with this yarn. There isn't much of a selection of buttons where I live, so I will probably have to find them online, or when I go out of town shopping. I think I'll probably look for abalone buttons. What do you think?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Looking Forward to Starting...

...but first I've got to buy some yarn! I'm pretty sure I'll be buying some Rowan 4-Ply Cotton in either Bloom or Blue Steel. Can't wait to order my yarn and cast on for this great sweater!

BTW, my name is Lisa, and my blog is here, and this is my first knitalong. Looking forward to seeing everyone's progress.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Anxious to start

I went to my LYS on Friday and ordered my yarn. Hopefully it will be here by next weekend so that I can get it started. I couldn't find anything in the store that was comparable to the Fiber Trend Dawn in fiber content and weight. I really wanted something with silk in it, I like the drape and shine that silk has. The color I chose is #13 - a med. dark blue. I think it will be pretty.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I'm here...

now to find the yarn for this great shirt!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


I have been following Chrissy Gardiner's blogs for several years, and have even done some pattern testing for her - though not as much as I would like! I was very happy for her when I noticed her first pattern published in Interweave Knits - Fall 2007 for the Snowflake Socks, and now she has 2 patterns in the current issue.

I fell in love with the Auburn Camp Shirt pattern when I saw the interesting collar treatment with the split collar in the back.

I also like the interesting cuffs with the buttons. What a great top for layering in the spring when the days are getting warmer, but there is still a little nip in the air.

I like the color that she used for the sample, but I am thinking of using a pastel or possibly a variegated yarn, although I think that might take away from the classic look of the design.

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