Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Lisa's summery top
Knit with a few great women the other day. Lisa is knitting a summery top. Her goal is to finish by the end of summer...that means before she goes back to teaching.
The pattern was an original that someone wrote for her for a very very high price. She was a new knitter and got taken, I think by the shop owner. Said shop is no longer in business.
Lisa is using 2 yarns knit together.
Gedifra and Manos Cotto Stria. I love the look.
I don't really like knitting with two yarns together.
I find I knit too tightly as I try to wrangle the yarns to behave.
Something I just know about me now that I have knit for a bit.
Something Lisa knows about herself: she checks her gauge.
She told us the funniest story about all the mittens she knit that didn't fit anyone in her family.
Then she GOT gauge.
Do you knit for guage before you buy the yarn in the shop?
I never do.
I'll talk to you in the comments. :)