Friday, May 7, 2010

Channeling my inner Dirty Harry

My first DSLR photography class was last night. I knew it was going to be a good class when I walked into the room and there were mini candy bars on all the tables. Nothing like a little chocolate to jump-start your brain in the evening. The instructor even brought out wine later. Awesome! Can I pick a class or what?

We have homework. Since I'm all about killing two birds with one stone, I shot some yarn porn:

This pile of yumminess is BMFA Woobu--60% merino/40% bamboo. I have two skeins (1240 yards) purchased at Knot Hysteria last year. I thought that would be plenty of yarn to make some sort of little cardigan or whatever. Then I saw this. Dang! Reading through the notes from others who've knit this sweater, gauge is important and I'm thinking it might be a good idea to use the yarn called for in the pattern. That would mean, however, I'd have to be extremely lucky and order two skeins that end up being from exactly the same dye lot as the skeins I already have. Fat chance, since Knot Hysteria was back in November.

So the question is, do I feel lucky? (wav file)


  1. Thought I'd pop in to see how you're doing today, and find you using dirty words -- like 'gauge.' I suppose next you'll be saying things like 'swatch' right out in public! Hmpfff.

  2. First, love the picture. The yarn is in such sharp focus and the background with the Knitting on the Edge book. Nice.
    Love the sweater pattern too but I'm with you, my gut says you're gonna have to start from scratch on getting enough yarn in the same dye lot but ya never know. Good luck


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