Thursday, December 30, 2010
There's time for one more, then 2010 you have to go
Last Thursday, as I was sitting having coffee with DrK, getting a rundown of her awesome yarn crawl across the USA and petting all the pretties a parcel arrived in my letterbox.
It was the Madelinetosh Club package for December - three skeins of Merino DK in a colour called 'mica'. It was love at first sight. I had to cast on immediately.
Being only three skeins, I had to be judicious in my selection of what to make with it. I went for a Goodale - and I used every last skerrick of the yarn. It's only just long enough too, but what are you gonna do?
Yarn: 3 skeins Madelinetosh Merino DK December Neutrals - Mica
Needle: 4.00mm (but I'm a very loose knitter)
Modifications: I alternated the 3 skeins every row, but tried to mask it by doing it after the i-cord edge at the fourth stitch. The result is not invisible, but at least it's consistent.
I also ran out of yarn and only got five rows of rib at the bottom. So I couldn't do the knitted cord for the buttonhole. I just plaited the ends sewed it in.
The raglan increases are just beautiful.
And I used my beautiful Red Button that I bought in Bendigo.
And that, as they say in the classics, is the end of that.
Tomorrow I do the year of knitting roundup. I'm pleased to say that it's so much better than 2009. Yay for GAAK!
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