Monday, April 7, 2008

Hello & Flickr Group Info

Good Morning Ladies!

First let me introduce myself. I am a 30 something wife and "Mom" to two English Springer Spaniels, Charlie (M) and Casey (F). I have been knitting since June '06. I have made a few sweaters, a few hats, and I'm still working on the one scarf - it's lace! I just worked my first short row heel this past weekend, so hopefully more socks will be in my future. I can be found on Ravelry here and here is my blog.

I have wanted to make this sweater/shirt ever since I saw the preview of the new Spring IK on their website. I recently purchased the yarn and am ready to get started soon. I currently have loads of WIPs, but I can always add just one more, right? LOL!

Next - Flickr Group Info:
Click here for the Auburn Camp Shirt Group. I set it up to be invitation only, so you will need to email me (rubysnpurlsATyahooDOTcom) for an invitation. Or if you're on Flickr, add me as one of your contacts and I can send you an invitation that way too.

I set it up as invitation only in hopes of keeping out spammers and sickos, but anyone can see the pictures we post there. There is also a discussion thread, but we should probably keep most of our discussions going, here on the blog.

Let me know if you have any questions. I've really enjoyed seeing everyone's progress so far. Happy Knitting!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

One of our newbies, Monica, has generously offered to start a Flickr account to post pictures of the progress on our knitting. She has also created a button for the KAL that will be on the Flickr account once that gets started, or you can copy it from the side bar (please download to your own server). I use photobucket for posting buttons on my blog.
Alright, knitterly progress....I was able to get alot of knitting done last weekend while on the road to check out school for my #2 son. I am on the armholes, and have about 5" done (3"more to go before I can finish off the shoulders!).
And here is a close-up of the waist shaping....
And yes, I am still having fun with it. I have been relaxing and enjoying the novelty of the laceweight yarn.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Hello - I'm new to the KAL. I've wanted to make this shirt since I saw it previewed on IK's website. I am substituting the fingering weight for this DK yarn:

It's Camila in Sky Blue (50% linen/50% cotton).

I have swatched (same yarn, different colour):

Pre-wash, the swatch measured 25 sts by 32 rows per 4". Post-wash, the swatch is 24 sts by 36 rows per 4". Obviously, I have some math ahead of me before I can cast on. I have to take into account not just the difference in stitch/row gauges but I need to factor in the >10% shrinkage. Wish me luck!