Monday, October 31, 2005

2 or 3

I wish I would have read the other KAL a little more. I missed all of the good information. I’m sure the WOTA doubled would be fine; I would think that it would only make the bag a little smaller. I was only going to triple it because I was trying to get as close to the Baby’s Bulky weight. Maybe I can do a swatch and if the doubled yarn is about the same gauge I can send the extra yarn back or sell it on E-bay.

Yarn doubled or tripled?

I've been thinking about what yarn to use - I know a few people here are using KPWOTA tripled. It is about the same gauge as Cascade 220, right? I remember reading in the previous KAL for this bag that someone had used 220 doubled and it worked fine....wondering if the WOTA would work just as well doubled (and would save a chunk o'change!) Any thoughts?

Sunday, October 30, 2005

What yarn are YOU using?

I have decided to use Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in: Coal, for the main part of the bag; Wheat, for the trellis pattern; Cherry Blossom, for the roses; and Grass, for the leaves. Here are the numbers that I have ordered, I am going to hold the yarn triple because it is worsted weight:

10 [23420] Coal Wool of the Andes
7 [23437] Cherry Blossom Wool of the Andes
2 [23439] Grass Wool of the Andes
7 [23441] Wheat Wool of the Andes

I know I will have extra of the "Wheat" color because I am not going to make leaves out of that color. I think I am going to be okay. I will be sure to do a swatch before I start!

These colors should look more like this picture by Elizabeth Ruuska:

I think her version of the bag (made with Lambs Pride Burly Spun) is one of the best looking ones that I have seen.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Felted Rose Bag Knit Along

This is the first knit along that I have ever hosted so please bear with me!!!

We will be kniting the Felted Rose Bag (pattern #32) From Vogue Knitting Winter 2004/05. If you would like to join the KAL please:
1. e-mail me with your name at (blogger info too)
2. Share any pictures of the yarn and project you have.

There is no time limit to this project so feel free to move at your own pace, and remember "HAVE FUN!"