My new project is from one of my new Fall magazines ( finally!). As I mentioned on my last post, the weather has not allowed me to knit with wool. So I am still knitting with 100% cotton and using Egypt Cotton yarn that I bought in Singapore. It is still one of my favorites so far, as the yarn doesn't split as in some other brands.
Here is the original design,
And bellow is the progress of my Mauve Lattice. I couldn't get the true color of this yarn, but it's not as pink and vivid as in the photo. Rather is a darker shade of mauve and very fall color.
For this design you have to like making cables. It is not as hard as it looks since you do cables in every 6th row. Then to relieve you from all the twistings you are allowed to knit stockinette for the next 5 rows. This is also the first time that I am using a cable needle that I bought long time ago. I've never found an use for this tool, but what a help when it comes to an entire row of twistings.
I made a mistake about 1/4 of the work and had to unravel it and restart all fresh. I even had the wrong # of stiches! Don't know where my mind was. :(
I have 10 skeins for this WIP that I thought I could have a quarter sleeves instead and it would be more appropriate for the Fall here. However, this design is comsuming my yarn at a super speed. I estimate I will need 4 1/2 skeins for the back. That will leave me with one ball left for the two sleeves. Oh, also there is this curly collar that I am not so sure about it. Looks cute on the model but I don't know how it will turn out for me. What do you think?
Remember my last racing to get Rich More? Here is a preview of it:
There were many designs using thick yarn as shown in the cover which I don't like so much.
Like many other magazines sometimes you only find a few designs you'll appreciate.
DH is in a very short business trip in Silicon Valley , so short that he doesn't even need to adjust for the time zone. By the time he changes it he'll be back since he left Sunday eve and will be back tonight. Each of us ( myself and the boys) have given him a list of things to buy ( well do be fair only I had the list the boys just asked for candy and a book :D) and my priority was some knitting books of course. Yesterday he was able to get "Knitting over the edge" that I so long waited during my Summer trip but it wasn't released yet.
I called last minute for another request ( he complained a little, had to go back to the bookstore :D). I was hoping he could find Knitscene, the new special edition from Interwave. Too bad, it's not in the bookstores yet! The same fate as for Vogue. If he could only stay a few days more.... I guess I 'll need to be more patient and wait it to arrive here.