|Simple little wristees for a friend|
|made with love|
|and nice and stripey|
I also finally finished my Some Cloudy Day Legwarmers.
I tried to take some pictures with some decent lighting today but had some problems...
|Taking a picture with a self-timer doesn't work with children ;)|
|taking pictures of your own legs doesn't really look right either.|
|I ended up getting my SIL to take a few pictures.|
Then I got to work and swatched for my new sweater.
The DROPS pattern suggests size 7 needles and a gauge of 17 stitches per 4 inches. My swatch on 7's was uncomfortably tight, and had a gauge of 20 st per 4 inches so I bumped it up to size 9's. 9's yielded 15 stitches per 4 inches, so I had to swatch yet again on size 8's.
vine yoke cardigan instead.That is still a possibility.
I'm starting to wonder, though, as I'm swatching, if I really need an alpaca sweater. I live in California, and though we're not going to have a heater this winter, it doesn't get extremely cold. I could always use this yarn to make adorable softy toys for the kids in my family.
This bear from Erika Knights Simple Knits for Cherished Babies has really captured my heart.
I don't know. I'll just keep swatching and see if I can manage to get gauge for either of those two sweaters. I've heard that Berocco Ultra Alpaca grows, so they swatch will be getting a wash as well.
that's all for today.
I know I missed my Super Stitches this week, but this upcoming Sunday I will have some swatches to share, for sure.