Yes, I am about to eat crow. Remember a couple posts ago when I said that I probably wouldn't buy yarn for a sweater from String(the new LYS).
Well, apparently that was a lie. It all started Thursday when I cast on for my Rogue Revisited and after completing row 15 of the sleeve I realized that my gauge was 6 stitches per inch(needs to be 4.5). I ripped and knit a gauge swatch with size 9 straights and my gauge was now 5 stitches per inch--better, I can live with that. Unfortunately, I do not have size 9 circs or dpns(nor do I have size 7 dpns)--I wanted dpns because I'm knitting the sleeves in the round instead of straight. Therefore, I needed to find those needles. Obviously a trip to the LYS was in order, BUT little diva had school yesterday and I had a ton of running around to do--there was no way I would make it to A Knitted Peace and back along with everything else I had to do while Diva was in school. So I thought I'd check at String.
Sure enough the double points where there. Of course I couldn't just buy them and leave(I mean you have to look around, right, even if you were just there last Saturday, right?). So on my trip around the store I notice that they have a bulky weight Cascade and I'm thinking--"I wonder if they have Cascade 220?" It's not out in the store, so I ask one of the owners. "Sure we do--a ton of it--right back here" (insert Jaws music here). In what appears to be a storeroom in the back I find an entire wall of Cascade 220 in all its unpickedover glory. You know what's coming, don't you? You see the thing with Rogue is that I know the yardage I need for it off the top of my head and there was this awesome blue yarn calling my name(even dear son heard it as he reached for the same color as well). Double points--back on the shelf/9 hanks Cascade 220--in the truck for the remainder of our errands.
So, I didn't get the needles I needed for my Rogue, BUT I did get THE yarn that will now become Rogue Revisited. I'll save my grey merino stretch for Eris or something, because I loved the way it felt.
Last night I came home and while dinner was cooking I wound three of the hanks into balls and began a gauge swatch(see I'm learning--gauge first) and guess what? Perfect gauge on size 8s--I'm telling you I was destined to get this yarn. So without further ado here's the new and improved Rogue Revisited:
Gauge First--lesson learned
Sleeve Progress 8/27
I'm not sure how well the photo shows the color, but it's a navyish blue with some blue/green flecks mixed in. When I saw it, it reminded me of peacock feathers and it kind of has the iridescence of spilled motor oil.
Never say never, I guess :)
You are "turbo" charged.
Fast moving and classy, you get things done with
power and grace. Your expensive tastes can be
deceiving, since what you really value is
quality and efficiency. As you're careening
around those corners in life, finishing a dozen
knitted objects each month, stop and smell the
roses. Don't miss the beauty of process!
What kind of knitting needles are you?
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