Monday, April 9, 2007
Still Life, Spring Green
All right. So I worked on the Lotus Blossom Tank a little bit this weekend.
A few notes:
-The first six rows are worked in a larger needle (US #6), then the knitter switches to a US #5. This apparantly stops the knitting from curing in.
-I changed the central decreases from a Slip-two-Knit-one-Pass-slipped-stitches-over to a Slip-one-Knit-two-Pass-slipped-stich-over for the first lace repeat. For the second, I decided to try the original decrease as the stiches were starting to look sloppy. (Blocking can fix all sloppiness!) Take a look a below. I'd recommend sticking to the original Slip-two business.
-Cotton Yarn. Usually I really dislike working with it. Cotton Patine, thus far, has been quite pleasurable to work with! The 100% combed cotton has an unusually squishy/spongey & soft hand. It has absolutely no elasticity, but the cushy quality to the yarn combined with it's softness lends to a surprisingly light and comfortable knit. In my mind I can *almost* imagine that it's merino. You know, almost. [Expect further updates as I can't believe it's actually as great as I think it is at this moment. C'mon, it's 100% cotton!]
-The color is certainly growing on me. Clearly I like it enough to buy tissue boxes with a similar hue.
If you celebrated, I hope you had a great Easter Holiday.
My extended family was certainly all smiles.