Sunday, January 29, 2006

yarn of olympic proportions...

so i headed out to the Needle Emporium in Ancaster yesterday afternoon to pick out some yarn for my knitting olympics project. the pattern called for 100% cashmere, but that was $34/10o yards, and i need over 300 yards. yeah, lets spend that much on gloves.

i ended up with a really nice cashsoft 4-ply yarn in a light dusty rose.

then it was time to pick up needles. now, i didn't totally read the pattern, just looked at what size needles i needed. since i was knitting gloves, i just sort of assumed i needed double point needles for the project, so, that's what i got.

the bamboo ones kind of look like toothpicks, don't they? well, after i got home, i sat down to read the pattern. well, these gloves are knit flat and the sewn together. great! now i have to find 2mm and 2.75mm straight needles!

michael's in burlington didn't have anything smaller than 3mm, so i'll proably have to go back to the Needle Emporium, so just figure out how to change the pattern from flat to circular. we shall see!


Blogger Felise Navidad said...

wow, knitting is much more complex than i thought!

6:54 p.m.  

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