Friday, November 26, 2004

Hi!

I'm so excited to knit the Ribby Cardi! I love how it looks nice and fitted. It will be my first cardigan-- the only thing I find intimidating is sewing in the zipper!

I think a good majority of us will be waiting to begin this after we get through all of our holiday knitting, but some people have started and can provide inspiration for the rest of us!
Here's a picture of the yarn waiting for me:

I ordered the Peruvian Highland Wool from elann.com. The charcoa will be the MC and the claret will be the CC.

Okay, post away and spread the word that we've started a knitalong!
Carole

5 Comments:

Blogger geoknitter said...

Woohoo!!! I'm the first commenter! I love the design of the site and am now picking out colors.

2:38 PM

 
Blogger Kris said...

This is for Carole or anybody else who's received their yarn from elann....

I'm planning on ordering some yarn to work on this after the holiday madness is over, but am skeptical to buy wool that I can't feel first. I'll be making this for my sister and I know she won't ever wear it if it's at all scratchy. Since your order already arrived, what's it feel like? If it's soft and fluffy I'll be placing my order this week, but if it's at all scratchy feeling on your neck, I may need to substitute. On a scale of 1 (cheap lamb's wool) to 10 (silk or cashmere), where does it fall on your itch factor scale?

7:46 PM

 
Blogger strangelittlemama said...

Hmmmm, as for the softness scale, I'd say maybe 3 or 4? It seems pretty soft for 100% wool. I always notice more, though, once it's knitted up. I am actually pretty sensitive to wool, though, and plan on wearing a t-shirt underneath with mine.

9:00 PM

 
Blogger Reb said...

I am so excited to make this sweater! I am a new knitter venturing optimistically into brave new worlds.

The price is so great on the Peruvian Highland Wool, and I just can't spend big bucks on this sweater (I've spent many, many shouldn't-have dollars in the last 3 weeks on this latest obsession) that I think I'll use it. I also have a small concern about the feel of the yarn, but I think a 3 or 4 will be OK. I'm more worried about color. Carole's cool colors are not listed on elann's site, so I assume they are gone. The charcoal would have been very versatile.

Carole, I'm also in the Seattle area (!). I'm way out in the sticks between Carnation and Duvall (and loving it). Do you know of anywhere in our area that sells Peruvian Highland so I can hold the yarn in my hands and compare real life colors?

As an alternative, I'm considering superwash wool. Is that stuff any good? I don't know anything about it. What is a good brand?

I will start around New Year's I think. I'm going to my parents' for 5 weeks on the 19th (my dad is having his shoulder replaced). His surgery is on the 21st, and it will probably be at least a week until things calm down and my nursing duties lessen. I'll be taking the younger kids I homeschool with me, and NumberOneSon will be home from college then (he's a frosh at Willamette U in Salem, OR) along with Hubby.

Normally I'm a quilter, but a friend of mine is teaching the beginning class at Yarn Addiction, the new yarn shop in Duvall. She made a beautiful ribbed, lacy asymmetrical poncho that inspired me to learn to knit. The end. No, it's a beginning!

Oh, wait, one more question. I think I'll make a 10 skein sweater, and needing one-third of that in sleeve/trim color, I'll have to round up and buy 4 skeins, right? And 7 of the main color. 11 total.

3:40 AM

 
Blogger leahpd said...

Hi everyone!

I took a picture of my yarn to post, but I can't figure out how to do that on a comment. Darn. Anyway, I have the dusty rose and the heather denim (i think that's what the blue is called). It's a really pretty combination. What an awesome price on that yarn from Elann...!!!

I'll be ready to do this right after Christmas...almost done with my other gifts. It's great to "meet" everyone, and I'm looking forward to going through this project together. A little about me...I'm 36 (darn, my fingers hit 35 before I could stop myself..) and a single mom of two teenagers. We live in Japan and have been here for about 14 years. We're moving back to the US this spring..I'm nervous and excited at the same time.

I love knitting..I have an artistic streak that I've never really found a good outlet for, so this suits me really well. I'm also a rather compulsive triathlete, and I love training. So...I keep really, really busy.

That's about it...I hope everyone has a great pre-Christmas season!

Leah

4:45 AM

 

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