Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Only a temporary glitch

I went home all fired up to start Martha last Monday... and realised that the two different colour batches of yarn I had were hugely different. Gahh, back to square one!

Luckily, I caught a lurgy and was home sick from work on Wednesday and Thursday, so I called around and took a trip to Spotlight, where I found enough cotton from the same batch to actually start Martha.

Phew, that was close! I've promised The Trouser I'll only buy yarn with a purpose in mind, since we're moving in 4 1/2 months - and 9 balls of mismatched cotton didn't really cut the mustard with him.

I've decided to make a start on a sleeve while I get accustomed to the pattern. I like having a smaller piece to work on when I make the inevitable mistakes, since it's smaller to unpick. And there's something so dispiriting about having the back and fronts finished, but still having the sleeves to do, so I'm trying a different approach.

At any rate, so far, so good. I love the colour I've chosen (will post pics later), and the pattern is easy enough, but not mind-numbingly boring. I've taken to calling this the honeymoon cardigan, since I plan to wear it then - but I could easily see myself wearing it a lot leading up to the wedding, if I ever get it done!


Blogger Sarah said...

Cool! I am planning on wearing mine TO a wedding! I haven't done much yet but will post pics soon.

10:24 AM  

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