Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Hello! And progress...

Hi all! I just joined the KAL. I started my Branching Out yesterday, and I'm totally addicted! I've already done 14 repeats just by picking it up whenever I can. I have a picture here, but it's a pretty bad one because I only had my cameraphone to take it with. Still, it gives you an idea. I edited the photo so you can see what color it is. I'm using SIlky Wool in color 23, plum. A question on the yarn- has anyone noticed it is not a consistent thickness? I am wondering if I am pulling it too hard when I do k3togs, for instance, and stretching it out, or if it is just like that. I love the feel of the yarn, but for this pattern, I am not liking the way it knits up. Plus, all the little pieces of grass I have pulled out, not to mention all the random lint stuck on the yarn, are getting annoying.



Blogger Janina in Red Deer said...

Hello back! Your scarf is looking wonderful. I started mine tonight in Austerman Peru, an alpaca/merino blend, and after only one repeat, I am adoring it.

I am using Silky Wool right now for a lace Mobius, and find the yarn does have a slight thick-and-thinness to it. So I don't think it is how you are working your K3Tog.
My Mobius pattern has purl 3 tog, and I tell you, I have to hold my breath every time, for fear the yarn will break under the strain. So far, so good, though.
The vegetative bits you are finding in the wool often happen in the "silk" part of the fibre, by the way. Unless they are very long and twisted in, I just pick them out.

12:03 AM  
Blogger Psychedelic Knitter said...

Ah thank you, it's good to know I'm not being too hard on my yarn.

I head heard about the vegetation in the yarn, and I have been able to pick most of the bits out. But have you noticed that there are little bits of fluff all over the yarn? Almost like it had pilled before it was knit up? I haven't really heard anyone else talk about that, so I was wondering if I just got a bad hank.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

I think those bits of fluff are the silk. I'm not sure I'd pull them out. Maybe it's just more noticeable with the darker colors. I actually think they give the yarn a little more character.


9:59 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I love the colour, it's looking fantastic.

8:49 AM  

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