Friday, October 28, 2005

So, I have been knitting on the "blob" this week... it's slow but steady progress. This weekend, I am going to treat myself, though. I am taking these:
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and turning them into this.

Also, got a package this week from the amazing Buffy at Shelridge Farms. She picked out a handpainted colorway for me (oh, so very me!) and I asked her to find a "coordinating solid" that she thought would look good... this chocolate brown is perfect.
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It "goes" with the colorway but doesn't match it. The chocolate will be heels, toes and cuffs. It will also be heels, toes and cuff with this:
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This is leftover sock yarn (about 2/3 of a skein) of Cherry Tree Hill Champlain Sunset.
And for all of you who DON'T know exactly how sock-obsessed I am really am:
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These (and 2 more pair) were part of my birthday gift from the amazing PC. I love socks. The crazier the better (as long as they don't have individual toes.. that freaks me out).

So, this weekend is going to be good for some knitting, movie watching with PC and just all around hanging out. Hopefully, I will be able to get some pictures of the "blob".

BIG QUESTION:
does Cotton Ease shrink? I got gauge, in circluar and flat (never washed the swatch, now I can't find it) but a size 46 inch chest is now a 48? I wanted it to have ease, but not make him look like a burnt marshmallow. Someone, somewhere said that they washed the Cotton Ease in warm water, and machine dried at high heat and that "set the shrink".... any advice greatly appreciated!

Happy Knitting Weekend!
~mini

2 comments:

  1. I'm not sure what you're asking, but I would assume that any cotton yarn tossed in the dryer would shrink some.

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and entering the contest! I'm sorry to say you didn't win, but I hope you have a very Happy Halloween filled with many many chilly Snickers bars :) Lovely sock yarn, by the way!

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