I bought some lovely Cascade Ecological Wool this past weekend to make another secret project. This yarn is so gorgeous. The color is “Tarnish”, which is a charcoal grey-ish color with a distinct brownish undertone, making it look like a totally different color under different lights. Eco wool is admittedly not super soft, but people say it softens up with washing.
I know I’m crazy but I want to try and submit this one to Knitty before the deadline for the Fall issue. Yes, I realize that leaves me with only about a month to knit the project, write up the pattern, take gloriously beautiful pictures and submit it. But this idea has been swimming around in my head for over a year and Fall is definitely the right season for it, so why not dive right in? Unfortunately I can’t start knitting it yet because my LYS didn’t have the accent color I was looking for. I had to order more Eco Wool online, and hopefully it will arrive soon so I can get started! In the meantime, I still have Kate’s Cardigan to work on.
I finally have someone else to blame for my gauge problem! Woo hoo!
As most of you know, I have the Knit Picks nickel plated interchangeable needle set. On Saturday I knit up a swatch using what I thought were size 8 needles. I did notice every other row was kind of wonky, but thought maybe it was just the Eco Wool and that it would block out fine. Well, it turns out that my Knit Picks needle set came with (3) size 7 tips and (1) size 8 tip! I was knitting all along with a size 7 needle tip on one end and size 8 needle tip on the other! That would definitely explain my gauge problem. I called Knit Picks first thing Monday morning and explained the problem. They shipped me a free replacement set of size 8 needle tips the very same day. Knit Picks really does have great customer service!