That’s what I think about Cathay. Yum.
On Friday, Anne-Caroline made this comment:
You know, I’m still on the fence about the Cathay – when I was at Knit Happens, I loved the colors (especially that rust color), but I wasn’t huge about how the yarn “felt”. That being said, I was told by the girls there that it knits up beautifully. But let’s not kid ourselves – it’s just a matter of time before I break down. I mean, Really.
Resistance is futile, my dear. But seriously, I know what you mean about the yarn when it is “in the ball.” It doesn’t jump out and grab you (apart from the luscious colors it comes in) until you start knitting with it. When I was at Knit Happens a couple of weeks ago, Kristine kindly let me knit a swatch with her Cathay (that she’s using to knit Harriet) and I fell hopelessly in love with it.
The project I’m knitting right now from the Cathay is a lacy cardi, as I said in my last blog entry. It will not appear in my book, as I have that finished. Done, done, done — apart from some final tweaking. The manuscript goes to my editor at the end of this month. This month. Yikes.
However, that does not mean that the lacy cardi pattern can’t be sold as an individual pattern or go in a future book . . .
Ricki asked if I thought this design would work up in the Rowan CashCotton DK. I believe it would, nicely. I’m working at a gauge of 22 stitches and 30 rows to 4 inches, and I believe that the CashCotton DK will knit at that gauge as well.
Renada asked if I’ve used the Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora. I have! I made “Ice” (from Rown 27) from it — there’s a pic in my knitting gallery (see the link in the sidebar). I liked knitting with the Cotton Angora very much!
Here’s the cardi progress. The back she is finished.
And a side front is finished as well.
I’m working on the other side front now. And hoping that I’ll remember to reverse the shaping when I get to the armhole. I can only hope . . .
Lucy had a nice weekend. Lucy always has a nice weekend. Here she is indulging in one of her favorite pastimes: being brushed by her daddy.