Questions from yesterday.
If addis are ok for sleeves, why not for the whole sweater? I know you’ve said you prefer the “grab” of the exotic wood so why not use bamboo circs for the sleeves?
It’s not a matter of Addis being “okay” for sleeves. If there were bamboo (or other wood) circs in the 12″ length, believe me, I’d buy them asap and use them. But there aren’t. Are there? If anyone knows of any, kindly let me know.
Since you’re such a prolific and skilled knitter who gets easily bored with “mindless” knitting (altho the day I will EVER consider fairisle mindless, pigs will be flyin’ and hell will have frozen over!) why don’t you do some more intricate socks?
I only knit socks on the train to and from work. I need something small and mindless to knit on the train because of the, shall we say, less than ideal conditions. There’s usually not enough room to pull out a pattern, so making something I haven’t memorized is out of the question. It’s as simple as that.
How would you compare the Apple Laine to Cheryl Schaeffer’s “Ann”?
I wouldn’t and couldn’t, as I’ve never seen “Ann.”
Aren’t you glad you asked?
Are you going to make Ingeborg in the dark colorways or the lighter version. I like the dark because it shows the pattern well. Are you going to keep it a cardi or go to a pullover?
The colorway I like best is the one I posted in yesterday’s blog. For the uninitiated, there are two other colorways. I think you can find photos of all three online, possibly at the Allegro Yarns site. And it’ll stay a cardi.
And another Ingeborg question:
I suppose that wouldn’t be a good first dale (I do have some colourwork experience!).
For someone with colorwork experience — yes, it might be a good first Dale. I haven’t studied the pattern too closely yet, but It’s a nice regular pattern with a relatively short repeat, so I think it would be good.
Feeling guilty, I did a bit of work on Frida last night. Daisy, my new laptop, was calling out to me, but I remained steadfast, knitting on Frida for an hour before playing with my toy.
Here’s an over-exposed photo of the beginning of the front neck steek.
I realized I didn’t post a cross-stitch photo yesterday. Wow! I can’t begin to imagine the disappointment out there in blogland. All the crying and gnashing of teeth . . .
(Hmmmmm . . . am I perhaps in a bit of a sarcastic mood here?)
Anyhow, here is the cross-stich du jour:
I think it was supposed to be an eyeglass case, but I thought it was cute and framed it as-is. It’s one of the few cross-stitch projects I ever did in 14-count fabric — most of mine were done on 18- or 22-count. Or (gulp) 26-count linen. Too bad I have very few of these projects in my possession. I gave most of ’em away as gifts. This was when I was young and stupid, obviously.
But I have a few more goodies. Stay tuned . . .