16 May 2008

Kingfisher

I didn't plan my project before the holiday, instead I took 3 lots of top-worth of cotton and silk with me. 
On one hand I have so many ideas swirling around in my head that I find it difficult to decide what to knit first, while on the other hand I know that if I work on more than two projects at a time I start getting distracted and end not working on either one properly. Because of that I am trying not to plan too much before I actually touch the yarn to be worked with. This way I can work with it rather than try and fit particular idea to the yarn. 
Meet my current WIP - kingfisher-blue short semi-fitted cardigan with a V-neck (most likely) and short sleeves. The yarn is a 100% cotton, the name escapes me at the moment. I am about 10 rows away form finishing the back. 


But hey, that's not all I've managed to have done while running in between the swimming pull and those nice woodland walks. The weather was gorgeous BTW. I swatched 150 grams worth of wool. I know a lot of people don't like swatching or think of it as that something that you have to do before you get to actual knitting. But if you were to think of it as a yarn exploration rather than a chore, I am sure you'd feel different. No, I don't swatch all the time, but because that different patterns behave differently with different yarns, it sure is worth it if you'd like to get the best out your yarn. I did get carried away a little and didn't settle on any particular pattern yet:) But I still have my kingfisher to finish, so that's not a problem.


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