yarn: Bernat cotton ultrasoft 2 balls each 50g, in white
Lang Tissa, cotton, 2 balls, each 50g color # 0204, I used double the amount of yarn specified in the pattern
hook: G 4mm (4.5mm would have been better, it's very tight)
size: 7.5" wide, 11.25" high
handle: I cast on only 60 sts instead of 100, it would have been too long
start-finish: April 13-16
Dog included for scale. Sam's a 96lbs dog, very sleepy because resting under direct sunlight, makes you drowsy with sleepiness, even if you want to or not.
I was so excited about this project, that I felt a little lost after it was finished. Sure, I have a mile long to-do list, but nothing feels right at the moment. I have yarn and the pattern for "Hedgerow socks" by Jane Cochran all ready. Cast on, but don't feel the love. The yarn label says to use 2.5mm-3mm needles. I'm using 2.25mm and it still feels too loose. The stitch pattern is easy, and I like the ribbing, but the yarn, although almost solid, doesn't give me a nice stitch definition. I might rip it out again. I don't want to use 2mm needles for that. I'd rather try another yarn.
So, I picked up my Elses shawl from my desk, and knit a few rows. I'm liking it again. Even though it's garter stitch, the colores are so wonderful. Can't wait to get to the next color change. I'm waiting for some yarn to arrive, because I'd like to do some double knitting with it. I guess, that's the reason why I don't want to start something big right now.
yarn cake I use for Elses shawl, love the colores (Evilla yarn)