Monday, March 22, 2010
EZ ~ WEEK ELEVEN
We hope you can join us this Monday night, March 22, as we continue on our journey with Elizabeth Zimmermann! Is anyone knitting from the March chapter? I began a pair of mittens, using Cascade 220 yarn and my usual number of stitches - did not do a gauge swatch because I knit a lot of mittens, knit a lot with Cascade 220 and always use the same size needles and number of stitches....WRONG! I didn't take into account the colorwork, and my mittens are to small, reminding me again of the importance of a gauge swatch (something I usually do). These would fit a child or woman with very slender hands! I'm also not that happy with my color choice, so I finished the first mitten off as a fingerless mitt and cast on for the second, even though I have lost my interest in it. The photo at the top of this post is an in-progress picture, I will bring the actual items to knitting tonight.
Don't forget about the March yarn special, 15% off Brown Sheep yarn as long as you are paid up for the Monday night knitting sessions. Next week, March 29, will be our final Monday for March ~ please join us even if you aren't knitting, to discuss Chapter 3 of the Knitters Almanac and for a chance to win another prize ~ Cary