I am loving this Shawl-Collar Sweater pattern with the Karabella Marble because it took me only one ball of yarn to do the entire back. And even with the size 9 needles I'm using, the fabric is great and the stitches aren't too loose. True, I'm knitting up the smallest size, but any backside of anything I can think of is a winner automatically if you use just a few balls. Or two, or one in this case.
And these socks. These socks are okay. First of all, they were knit on size 1 needles but I had to make them short because I nearly ran out of yarn. The little stinkers took one hank each! It could have been the woven stitch pattern, but I think you understand where I'm going with this.
It's funny how our expectations of how much yarn you will use, or the size needles you'll need, affect the feelings we have before, during and after we've knitted something.
I'm thinking that's why scarves have been all the rage for so long. For the most part, they take maybe one skein of yarn. Most knitters, especially the ones who knit a lot of scarves, use large needles to boot.
But this is what I really wanted to say. That skirt? That Blue Sky Alpacas Pleated Skirt pattern I got? Aye. Even if you're not a fan of the pattern, you gotta love this:
Wouldn'tcha know, that depending upon your size, you knit it up with different size needles.
And here's the kicker: If you're knitting the largest size, you're directed to knit it on size 4's. And if you're knitting the smallest size, you're directed to knit it on size 2's. And when you get to the ribbing, the smallest size works it on zero's! The largest size works it on 2's!
Well, there you go. This pattern is loaded with all kinds of implications. (And I'm thinking a 10-foot pole won't be long enough.)
But I will say this much: Although I'm thinking I'll up my squat routine for it's debut, the chocolate is looking better and better. And I don't normally eat sweets.
BTW: This Blue Sky Alpaca yarn, the sport weight alpaca, is such a gorgeous color. I had some bad lighting but I still wanted to show you. It's a rich brown. I asked the girls at kpixie to choose a color for me--I trust them that much--and this is what came. I love it.