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!


Gena said...

Love the Jaywalker - great colors!

Becka the Spoiled Knitter said...

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