I managed to tear myself away from playing iFish Pond on my iPad last night long enough to get a few more rows in on CeCe.
I think I did about an inch. Doesn’t seem like much, but that is the entire body of the sweater I’m knitting across. The rows seems to take forever to knit, but that’s okay, because the lace pattern is easy so I’ve memorized it, but entertaining to knit. And I love Rowan Calmer, the yarn I am using to knit CeCe.
But Calmer is a sneaky yarn — it can be difficult to get gauge. Do you remember the Audrey sweater by Kim Hargreaves that was published in Rowan 35? The Ravelry link is here.
Back in the olden days, way before Ravelry, there was an Audrey knit-along in the knitblog world. It seems that there must have been an online group associated with it as well — wait — I think there was a special blog, just for Audrey-knitters. Anyone else remember that?
Anyhow, I remember people having problems getting gauge with Calmer. So it surprised me that I actually got gauge for CeCe using the suggested needle size. I generally have to go down at least one size because I am a loose knitter.
Hopefully I’ll make some good progress on CeCe over the next few days. I’m going away this weekend (see my travel page for a link to the information about the events at Charlotte Yarn, where I’ll be teaching and hanging out) and at this point I’m planning on taking CeCe as my “downtime” knitting, rather than the stealth project I am working on.
Lucy is working on lounging in my lap.