I've gotten bored with my knitting. In fact, not even the cute little bunny rabbits are calling to me this week. So I decided to show some dedication and pick up one of my barely begun sweaters from my queue. But which one to chose?
But let me tell you the problems this one gave me at the start. To be fair, I disobeyed the cardinal rule of starting a cardigan sweater in the round.
Thou shall create the set up rows in complete silence and utter peace and quiet.
This is not the sweater to take to your weekly knitting group and try to count more than 300 sts while chatting away. I swear you'd think I was splitting at atom with the amount of difficulty I had counting. In the end, I ripped everything out, went home in the same spot I was before the knitting group, made a spread sheet for the cables in Excel, and counted, placed markers, counted again, and again, and again. Finally, after much patience, silence, solitude, and concentration, my set up row was complete and I was off to the races.
Don't get too excited. With so many stitches and cables, this will be a very slow race. It's not even a marathon... more like a walk-a-thon. But I like cables. I find them interesting. So I hope this will keep my attention.
Here's the store sample which is nearly identical to the quilt made by Jenny for the pattern. I originally was going to try to make mine in reds, but when I got to the store, I was overwhelmed by the choices and decided to go with a black and white theme, too. I picked a grunge yellow background fabric and I'm ready to go.
Now I just have to wait a month for the class. In the meantime, I might practice a bit following this tutorial.
My friends and I are taking a modern quilting class next month, so today we took a road trip to Danbury, CT to The Quilt Shop to purchase our material for the class.
It was a dangerous place to go for a few crafty ladies. We were like kids in a candy store... only better.
This one reminded me of birthday candles.
This one was pleasing for its long woven strips and striking pattern.
This easy large print "Action Hero" fabric was adorable. Nothing too difficult about it as it was made using very large pieces of the matching material to create a children's quilt. It made me smile just to look at it.
Stay tuned tomorrow to see the quilt we'll be making in our class next month.