No, that name doesn’t apply to me – it’s the name of the pattern in my Stitch ‘n Bitch book that I’d like to make.
This is the yarn I bought from elann. It’s a bamboo, cotton and acrylic blend and the colour is Polished Copper.
I’m afraid my photo isn’t very sharp, but you get the idea! The yarn’s a little bit splitty so I’ll have to watch it while I’m knitting. I like the colour. However, my swatch, which is on US#7 needles, is quite skinny. The gauge for the sweater is supposed to be 20 stitches over 4 inches in Knit 2, Purl 2 rib. I’m not sure whether I should measure it like this – all scrunched up – or stretched out a little bit. I have gone to The Oracle and posted this question on Ravelry, so am hoping for a helpful answer soon. (With over 300,000 people on Ravelry, it’s very easy to get a quick answer to any knitting or crochet question.)
This is the sweater. I love the shaping – I think the ribbing will give it a good fit, and the short row shaping in the bodice is flattering. Hopefully I won’t go mad with all that Knit 2 Purl 2 ribbing! That’s assuming I can get gauge with this yarn of course.
I bought Mr Dangly some eyes today. He now has a proper face. There is a downside to this, however. Now that he can see, he knows where the bananas are and won’t leave them alone! I found him in the fruit bowl earlier and took this photo as proof of his monkey nature. He’d better not eat those because we need them for our smoothies 🙂