Friday, October 27, 2006
I'm usually a pretty monogamous knitter, but the Buttercream suri that I bought from the Amish Alpaca farmers kept calling my name, and I knew that I couldn't wait until Rogue was completed before playing with this buttery goodness. I wanted to make a hat with it, but then I found the Nakiska pattern on Knitty and it seemed perfect. It knit up super fast and super soft, and I still have enough yarn left to do a hat -- it didn't even take 1/2 a skein! The only thing I had to fix was the bind off -- MAKE SURE YOU DO A LOOSE BIND OFF for this one! Otherwise it won't stretch. But there was a lesson in un-doing a bind-off there for me. Also, I will use slightly bigger cable needles next time -- the middle with the cables is a lot tighter than the edges with the seed stitch. But this will even out with wear, and it looks and feels niiiiiice!