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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Ho Hum...

It has been a dreary last couple of days and rained most of the day today. If it isn't too hot, it's raining...if it's not raining, it's too humid, etc...it drives my daughter nutty because we end up staying in the house all day, which is not her cup of tea. It's a hard knock life, sweetie!

I'm reaching the finish line on the back of the vest. I think I only have another thirty or so rows left, so I'll see how much I can accomplish tonight before I zonk out.

I've also been searching online for an aran weight yarn for my Rogue pullover that is affordable, 100% wool or superwash and is in colours other than off white!! Geez, just because it's aran weight doesn't mean that it should only be made in off white!! I do think that I've found some at Wool-Tyme.I'm not to crazy about the colours, but if I had to choose one, it would be the red mix (I want this pullover to stand out). It's so hard to tell online what you'll get and it's risky. Briggs and Little is a great little company though, so I just have colour issues. Suggestions and opinions are welcome!

Well, I'm off to knit...

2 comments:

Lizzi said...

I'm glad you think you've found a yarn for your Rogue (heaven knows I've been searching for one for mine!) but since I was keeping up with comments made by bloggers who were doing it earlier this summer, a lot of people found it easier to work the pattern in worsted weight. I'm a chronically loose knitter, so I'm going to go for worsted weight myself, and I've already been burned once by buying the correct weight then failing to meet the gauge without dropping so many needle sizes that my fingers cramp up. Just thought it might help--especially since worsted weight wool is a bit easier to find in palatable colors than aran weight is.

Michelle said...

Thanks for letting me know it'll work with a worsted weight, Lizzi. I did go ahead and swatch a worsted weight and got gauge on 5.5mm needles, a full size up. I'm just worried it may not be a dense enough fabric knit up, so I am thinking of going ahead with an aran weight. I'll keep you posted.