Monday, February 11, 2008

Autumn Oregon KAL Starts

Alice Starmore's Autumn Oregon" from the Vogue Knitting magazine. Friend Anne is fortunate to have the VY kit so we got together and I matched colors from my stash as closely as possible and it is looking quite nice. I had to change two colors and they just mushed together but I like the result so far. I'm up to row 28 of chart B, and as usual find I can't put it down. The yarns are Jamieson's Spindrift and I am using size 3.0 and 3.5 to get gauge of 7 st per inch. The colors are vibrant and it has kind of a "persian rug" look. Dark and rich. Started on 2/1 and going quite quickly. The pattern is easy to follow, am enjoying this one!


With Alcea finished I have no project to work on. The "Oregon" KAL does not start for two weeks and there are lots of hockey games to watch. Needed something to keep my hands busy so decided to pull something from my stash. Imagine that! My sister has a birthday in April and she like soft greens so I decided to start a cardigan for her. The yarn is Reynolds "Whiskey" DK which has been calling to me ever since I bought it. The pattern is Penny Straker's "Galway. I got guage right away with size 3 and 5. The KAL starts soon so have to get to it!

(Managed to finish the back and start the first front - now have to put it aside as FairIsle is so addicting I know I won't touch this again until "Oregon" is finished.)