Sunday, February 19, 2006

I made a swatch!

I know some of you out there are shocked that I would actually make a swatch. If you are a regular reader, you know I make a lot of shawls. Okay, shawls can be complicated and take a long time, but you don't really have to make swatches. I know, wouldn't a swatch take a lot less time? Sure, but for some reason, I hate them. I hate doing them and so far, by some miracle all the garments I have made have actually fit. So now I've probably gone and jinxed myself by not only making a swatch, but actually washing it and checking the gauge AFTER.

So there's the swatch. And if you don't remember that particular yarn from previous purchases, well, that's because it's not. That's right, folks, when I break a yarn diet, I do it in style.

All Shine from Knitpicks. The Violet (which the swatch is in) is destined to become the cardigan version of Bella. The Orchid will be a Shapely Tank to go underneath.

And the Cherry – well, it was supposed to be a Shapely Tee, but it's a little brighter than I thought it would be (and I even had the color card), so I'm not sure about it.

And I got a couple of other things, but I'm not telling what they are and what fate awaits them.

In case you are wondering, Clapotis is coming along. I've passed the halfway mark now and still working. I'll give final details after finishing.

8 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

That Shine is lovely!

*covet covet covet*

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh. Wouldn't that color be beautiful with my birthday purse. (Your Mom)

1:30 PM  
Blogger candsmom said...

That Shine is so pretty!! I hate to do gauge swatches, too. The crazy thing is, my gauge swatch somehow never really matches the gauge I wind up with in my actual garment anyway! I've heard really great reviews on Shine, so I'm looking forward to htearing how you like working with it. And I really like the Cherry- I think it'd look great as a Shapely Tee! Take care, Alison! :-)

2:22 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Don't ya just love that Shine?? It's one of my favorites!
pretty colors!

3:31 AM  
Anonymous kimberly said...

oh you've picked some wonderful colors to break that diet!

7:09 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

What a way to break a yarn diet!!! Isn't shine just wonderful to knit with? I love the stuff!

5:35 PM  
Blogger LadyV said...

I broke a yarn diet yesterday...Purchased some Socks That Rock yarn and I also visited Beadazzled at Tyson's so I guess I broke a bead diet too.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Oh, I love the Beadazzled at Tyson's. I just got some stuff there a couple of weeks ago:)

9:57 AM  

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