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Knitting Up A Storm!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

And then there were two:

Then there were two!

How cute are these little guys? So cute I must say! If I didn't start this baby log cabin blanket, I might have finished the ninjabun that goes with these carrots.

Niece to be Log Cabin Blanket

I am using Cotton Fleece because it is nice and soft and really good for a baby and care of the blanket. However, I do not think this yarn is the best for a log cabin. It is kind of floppy and my stitches are not as even as they could be. I am using 3.5mm needle size to tighten up the stitches from a size 4mm, but still, it doesn't look as good as my first log cabin. I am going to plug along on it and hope a good soak and blocking will do the trick.

I wish my camera would pick up the true colours of the purple and green - but alas it doesn't. I will have to plant a bug in my husband's ear to upgrade the camera to a newer one. Keep you posted on my progress.

I swatched for the Cobblestone sweater using Tahki Donegal Tweed and get 4.5 stitches to the inch on 4mm needles. Man, I was hoping I could get gauge with at least 4.5mm needles to make this sweater a fast knit. But no - on 4.5mm needles I get 4 stitches to the inch. I would adjust the pattern to use the 4.5mm needles, however the stitches look too big and lumpy. So the 4mm needles are the ones I have to use. Sigh.

Have a good one.

posted by Lisa @ 9:02 a.m. 



Blogger Ann said...

Love the carrots - they must be quite fiddely to knit! The baby blanket is looking good too!

12:13 a.m.  

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