Tuesday, July 25, 2006

tulip!


tulip
Originally uploaded by Needleworks, Inc..
I cast on for Tulip on Friday night ( three times). I knit like a fiend all weekend and now I'm two inches in on the reverse stockinette. I love this pattern. It's the same basic construction as my Bunny V(est), but knit in a smaller gauge cotton. It's the 2nd time I've ever knit a pattern in the exact yarn required by the pattern and I find it quite refreshing.

Can you notice the change in my gauge as my knitting progressed? I'm struggling with knitting the cotton. I went down from a 7 to a 5 needle and it still looked wobbly, but I shaped up as I went along. Once it's all blocked it'll be fine, I'm sure.

Maybe it will be done by this weekend? I hope!

(You may notice that the word verification has re-appeared on my comments section. I've been blasted by spam in my inbox! I'm so mad! Grrr!)

4 comments:

gleek said...

spammers are such a nuisance! believe it or not, i have been trying to knit patterns with the yarn called for or yarn that has the exact same gauge. i can only handle one or two patterns a year that i have to major math on to change to my yarn!

SP8-Stacey said...

I am sure it will block out! Great colors!

Jessica said...

Cotton always looks wobbly pre-blocking, no matter what I do. But it usually comes out nice in the end. I love the colors in that Jamaica yarn!

shobhana said...

ooh! it looks great!