Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Look what came in the mail today!
My books from the KnitPicks summer sale, and my yarn for Lelah! It's five balls of Shine Sport in Grass. I love it.
I flipped through The Opinionated Knitter and I love Elizabeth Zimmerman's prose. She writes about knitting in an incredibly captivating way. I can't wait to read the whole thing and attempt one ofher designs.
I've also glanced at the patterns in Fitted Knits- they seem rather repetetive. All top-down raglans, and all the cardigans are practically the same! They're pretty cute, though.
I knit up a (teeny tiny) swatch for Lelah, on the smallest circulars that I have (US 6), and got a gauge of 6 st / inch. It's a rather loose fabric, so I think I'll use the 6es for the lace and go out and get myself a pair of US4 circs for the bodice. I think I saw on Ravelry that's what someone else used for this top when they used sport weight. The pattern calls for worsted, but I want it to be more delicate than that.
I'll probably knit up a swatch in the lace pattern on the 6es, just to make sure that's what I want.