Tuesday, June 20, 2006

New to the knitalong

I just started the LBT on Sunday, after a walk to my lys for supplies (I had a gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket). I am using Elsebeth Lavold's Hempathy, a blend of hemp, cotton, and modal. So far, it seems to be very easy on the hands. I'm past the most onerous part of any circular sweater, the casting on of hundreds of stitches, joining without twisting, and knitting into that first row. I'm now on Row 7 of my first trip through the lace pattern, using the chart. It looks great so far. I actually had to go down many needle sizes to get gauge, and I was relieved to read that others in this KAL had the same problem. Keep posting those pictures: they are inspirational.

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