I CO for my Nuvem last Saturday. I knit on it during my commute all week and wasn’t sure about it. I had a hard time keeping everything together on the train – a combo of fine yarn and stitch markers – and was considering frogging it. It was so bad that I chose not to knit at least twice this week. Yeah – that bad. With the amount of stockinette this needs to be a commuting project. There’s no way 1,300 yards of laceweight stockinette would keep my attention otherwise.
Before I frogged though I decided to give a different pair of needles a try and swapped from Knit Picks to Addi Lace. What a difference! The join is smoother and the needle has a bit more grab to it. While I won’t know for sure until my commute tomorrow I think this will be a winner. And good thing because so far I’m loving the colors and the lightweight hand. I’ve knit almost 5% of the ball so I think this is likely a year+ project.
Can you believe this is 5%? It looks like nothing. I guess laceweight projects are always that way – even if you’re not knitting lace.
New Blog Feature
I love how Andi ends many of her posts with links to things she discovered this week and I’m going to give it a try too.
Here are a few things I loved this week
- brittg’s arabesques pullover is half garment and half art. I’d love to do just the sleeves on a top
- Berroco released their spring 2012 booklets and they’re downloadable too. I haven’t come across anything I love yet but like many pattern books I suspect I’ll discover several after FOs pop up on Ravelry
- Garnstudio announced their Spring/Summer 2012 patterns and are posting the pattern over time. There are only a few up there right now but all the pics are there. They liberally featured garter stitch yokes and mesh in garments and have a mix of accessories too – shawls, scarves and even some socks.