Saturday, August 6, 2011

Paul Smith Cardigan - The Swatch

First up I want to say thank you to friends and those of you who have emailed me, phoned or left comments.  You've made me feel very special, indeed.  I'm really going to miss Denver and I'm looking forward to new adventures in Calgary.

Yes, I will be continuing with my blog.  I have even more reason to write now as getting together to knit with my buddies and having show-and-tell won't be possible.  Ladies, think of this as a virtual show-and-tell.  This blog will be aimed at you, and a way to keep in touch with you, more than it is now.  I wish all of you had blogs so that I could follow your projects but I'll be checking on you regularly on Ravelry and I expect to see pictures in your emails.  Posting here will be sporadic over the next few weeks, obviously.  Now, on to knitting...

See this picture?  It's an honest-to-goodness actual swatch. 

I made it to be just over 4 inches, but I didn't, however, soak and block it.  I know that's part of the process of creating an accurate gauge swatch but I wasn't sure that I'd have enough yarn for the sweater if I didn't save this yarn.  Luckily, I got exact gauge on the first try.  Yay!  Now, I can pack my needles to go with the yarn for the cardigan.  I'm loving the feel of this yarn and I'm sure that I'm going to like knitting the Paul Smith Cardigan. 

Today would have been Lucille Ball's 100th birthday.  Wasn't "I Love Lucy" fun?  Don't you wish that there were more good, wholesome comedies like that again?  I sure do.   

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