Last year my goal was to learn to knit socks. We’ll consider that accomplished, shall we?
Yes, I’m serious, and no, I’m not joking.
There are a few things about sweaters that scare me.
How on earth could swatching possibly scare me? Well, for a variety of reasons. Here they are, in no certain order:
What if I can’t get the right gauge?
Do I use bigger needles?
Do I use smaller needles?
To over come my fears, and because they are just down right supportive people, Opal and Lisa are wanting to knit the same sweater. I think we are going to knit the sweater together, in our own crazy little Knit Along. And we are all going to knit the February Lady Sweater.
As beautiful and noteworthy as these yarns are, I’m going to go with the practical side of my brain (err, well, let’s say the previously unknown practical micron sized portion of my brain) and opt for using Cascade 200, simply because of the massive amount of color choices and the fact that it’s rather inexpensive. I’m obviously in love with the following choices:
Light Teal – which doesn’t seem very light to me, but whatever, I’m cool with that
If you know me well, you know that purple is my favorite color. It was hard to pick just one (insert whimper here) and so finally I decided that Italian Plum really did it for me. Just to be sure I did look at other websites to see the variance of color between photographs and TLE‘s seemed to be right in the middle. Perfect. Yes, all of that went into picking a shade of purple. God help me.
I need to buy the yarn, peeps.