frogs in cowls

i've found a project for the frog tree alpaca that i sorta enabled jessica into buying (okay, she wound up buying totally different yarn than this after i enabled her, but let's not split hairs) and eventually bought off of her once she frogged the USMP.

it's knit and tonic's somewhat cowl! i envision using both colors, and doing some striping with the magenta-y yarn around the hips, getting wider from top to bottom so as not to accentuate that i don't have a waist really and give my hips (which are certainly child-bearing in width) some definition.

anyhow, i needed to buy some smaller needles (duh) to get gauge.

and it turns out i DO have a favorite needle - addi naturas. they're great for lace (pointier and stickier than the addi turbos), have almost as smooth of a join as the turbos, and they ALWAYS have them in stock at showers of flowers.

and i finally have at least one set of needles in every size from 0 - 9, have 10.5 dpns, and an 11 addi turbo, so most of my needs are met in the meantime. since i tend to do most of my projects on 6s and 7s, i have multiples of each of those, and multiples of the 8s. i would like a longer set of 5 circs (mine are currently 18" and i'm a fool for magic loop so that don't work so well), but in the meantime have 4 size 5 dpns to tide me over. i don't mind dpns, i just prefer ML.

i also cast on for ene's scarf with my alpaca cloud in horizon last night to have a lace project to keep me entertained whilst plugging away on lady eleanor... one can only take so much stockinette stitch...


littlegoat Tuesday, March 21, 2006 6:50:00 pm  

The somewhat cowl is hot. I see she knit that in Alpaca & Silk.


jay are Wednesday, March 22, 2006 1:09:00 pm  

greek! greek! but pretty greek. some things don't need a translation.

Steve Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:03:00 pm  

I can't hear or read alpaca without thinking of the Emperor's New Groove.

That doesn't really relate to anything here, but I wanted to share nonetheless.

Lisa Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:12:00 pm  

I just bought the kit to make Girlfriend's Swingcoat Sweater from Knit & Tonic!! She is supposedly in my local SnB group, too, but we don't go to the same meetings!

Her patterns rock!

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