That’s the thought flitting through my fevered brain as I knit this glorious creature that is Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk in color #25008.
Here’s the back of my sweater.
I think I’ll call her Laura.
I sewed Eloise together Friday night, and put buttons on her.
The buttons (an eBay purchase) are glass, with a hint of color in them — aurora borealis. They go very nicely with this colorway.
I’m wearing Eloise to work today, over a white tee and denim skirt. It’s a very soft and cuddly sweater.
A word of warning to potential Eloise knitters: I made the sleeves a full 2.5″ shorter than the pattern directs.
I made the second from the largest size, which called for ten skeins. I used 9.5 skeins, with the shortened sleeves. I think it would have been close had I made the sleeves as directed.
But check out the photo. I think the sleeves are the perfect length.
Do you have any advice on the care (and blocking) of Silk Garden items? I know the label says dry clean only, but I’ve also heard that some have washed Silk Garden with no ill effect. What do you recommend?
I have always had very good results gently handwashing items marked “Dry Clean Only.” Silk Garden is no exception. I think others have handwashed their Klaralunds — anyone wanna jump in here?
And Toby asked:
I’m fairly new to knitting and have a question that I was hoping you’d be able to answer. When a pattern says to end with RS facing, does that mean the right side is facing away or towards you?
Good question! I interpret that to mean that the right side should be facing you for the next row, meaning you just completed a wrong side row.
Ungodly Hour of the Morning
I’ve been getting a lot of comments and emails lately asking me why the hell I am up and posting at the ghastly hour that I do.
I leave home to go to work at 5:00am. You do the math.
Lucy thinks I’m nuts too.