Sunday, August 12, 2007

I caved.

So, at the August Knit-In at GYC, I saw that the new fall issue of Interweave Knits was in. This issue had very few things that I didn't want to knit! My favorite was the Tangled Yoke cardigan, designed by Eunny Jang. (Eunny Jang is an AMAZING knitter. I want to be her when I grow up.) Anyway, this cardigan has a beautiful cabled design on the yoke. It uses sportweight/double knitting yarn - Rowan Felted Tweed, a lovely yarn that is WAY out of my budget.

Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, on the other hand, is not - especially when it's on sale at WEBS for $3.49 a skein! And it has the same yardage per ball as the Felted Tweed and everything! That must be a sign, right? So Friday night, I placed my very first online yarn order for 9 skeins of Silky Wool in beige (and another 9 skeins in chocolate - hey, it was on sale!).

I finished the first Jaywalker! It turned out great - I may have knit it a bit long, but it'll be all right. I've started the second one as well, and let me tell you, Magic Loop is fantastic, especially with Addi Turbos!

2 comments:

Gena said...

Love the Jaywalker - great colors!

Becka the Spoiled Knitter said...

GORGEOUS Jaywalker, my friend, WTG!!! it's beeautifl!