I fell in love with this cardigan on the cover of IK winter 06 issue and went to my LYS to get some yarn. Well what a disappointment, I chose Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran and it's just not right. I don't get the definition that you are suppose to have in an Aran pattern. I don't know what the reason is, maybe it's the twist of the yarn or maybe because it's not 100% merino but a mix of 85%wool,10%silk and 5% cashmere. Don't get me wrong the yarn is a beautiful yarn and I have knitted with it before but it's just not the right one for this project. I will just have to find another 10ply and will need to be 100% merino to make sure I get the definition this pattern needs.
Help please, I would welcome any suggestions on what yarn you think I should use.
I've posted a picture for you all to see how bad it looks. I am usually a neat knitter and this just looks like a really messy blob of nothing.
This one I tried to get a close up pic so that you could all see it better.
Now On A Happier Note!
I've been shopping! That's one of the great lurks about having a job. Oh well, shopping in moderation. I am hooked on knitting Nancy Bush's socks, probably just hooked on knitting socks period. Having been knitting for over 26 years I only just discovered socks last year and I love, love, love knitting them.
Someone at worked asked me why I would want to knit socks? I told her I don't really know, all I know is that I love to knit them and hand knitted socks are wonderful to wear.
I also bought Barbara G. Walkers book to add to my library collection. I am thinking of designing my own scarf for my swap partner in the International Scarf Exchange 4 and may use something from this book for my design.
I also bought some JaggerSpun Zephyr from Yarns On Line to add to my lace stash. I couldn't make up my mind what colour I wanted so I went with Vanilla. I haven't chosen a project for it yet.
I also bought some Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn which I bought back in January from Sunspun but forgot to post the pics, no patterns picked for these yet either, Jared chose the purple and blue one for himself for a pair of socks. These colours are so beautiful and vibrant , the photo's don't really do them justice. I am a member in a couple of sock KAL's and forums and people who have used this yarn really loved it so I can't wait to try them.
Seriously, the stash is getting a bit out of control now. Plus I can't knit as much as I use to because I am working so that's really slowed down my knitting time.
I think I need to stop buying yarn for now because I have so many wonderful yarns to use that I have never knitted with before and can't wait to try them. Ok, that's it for this week, hope you all have a great week ahead!