A reader question, from Cathy:
Do you always need to give your knitted garments a bath before they are “finished?” I’m a relatively new knitter and have steam blocked a couple of things, but never did the bath thing with my yarn. I suppose if I were really Wendy-like, I would have soaked my swatch first. Right?
If you were really Wendy-like, you wouldn’t have even knitted a swatch.
Ooooh! But that is wrong. So wrong. You should always knit a swatch. And wash it.
Reason Number 147 Why I Hate Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles
I started the first Ingrid sleeve, on my 12″ Addi Turbo. When the sleeve was big enough in circumference to switch to a 16″, I dug out a Crystal Palace Bamboo — my only wood 16″ size 1 needle.
Ummmmm . . . Crystal Palace thinks a size one is 2.25 mm. All my other US size 1 needles are 2.5mm. So the sleeve went on a 16″ Addi Turbo. But I much prefer doing colorwork on a wood needle.
We are not amused.
But anyhow, here is my Ingrid sleeve.
The sleeve, she is growing.
Lucy is pleased by all your comments about her obvious superior intelligence. So much so that she has allowed me to post a cheesecake pic of her.