I’m plugging along on Lara here — see?
I am on the fifth skein of the Alpaca Silk and I am pleased to report that so far that are no knots or anomalies of any sort in the yarn. It is smooth and consistently spun all the way through.
You’ll want to make sure that your nails are filed and you have no rough spots on your hands before knitting with this yarn. It’s very soft and will catch on any snag.
That’s why I’m knitting it on Addi Turbos — I wanted to use my smoothest needles. Also, I happen to have a 40″ Addi Turbo in the proper size, which is very useful when you have the whole body of the sweater on the needle. I started out on a 24″ needle, then switched to the 40″ once I had added on all the body stitches.
Kitty Bed Gallery Updates
I’ve finally updated the kitty bed gallery with the photos I’ve been sent over the past couple of weeks. Thank you all for sending them! I love seeing the photos of your kitties relaxing in their beds!
From the comments:
I have a question about Klaralund. I’ve been searching through your earlier posts to see how you determined what size to make the sweater since there were so many problems with the original directions. I’ve been unable to find how you determined what amount of ease was need to make the sweater look so good on you. I know I can recalculate the pattern to fit my size, but without a schematic and accurate directions it’s difficult to know what measurements to adjust to.
I don’t think I discussed anywhere what size I was going to make . . . so your search was in vain! I made the 40″ size, and it’s exactly 40″ around.
What size should you make? The answer is . . . it depends. How much ease do you like in your sweaters? It the widest point of the front porch I’m 38″ around, but I have a small waist. Because Klaralund is a boxy sweater, I didn’t want too much ease because I thought it would look too big around the waist. I’m very happy with the resulting sweater and am looking forward to it being cool enough to actually wear it. I think my colorway is going to look great with a denim skirt.
I’ve Been RAOKed!
I got home yesterday to find a package in the mail, from Margene.
An adorable little kitty notebook, and a Tea Tree/Sage Cuticle bar (just the thing for keeping your nails and cuticles smooth and snag-free for working on Lara).
Thanks, Margene. You’ve RAOKed my world!
It’s all primping and preening here at Wendyknits.