Thursday, March 02, 2006
Did someone say cashmere?
OK, I took the plunge. Based on all the encouragement I received in my previous post entitled "I am very afraid" I have started knitting a sweater for my daughter-to-be. This is what the sweater SHOULD look like when I am through. After dropping a ton of cash at my local yarn store, I came home and started working on the back piece. It is currently about 10 inches long (I need to get to 13 1/2 " before this piece is finished). Then it is on to the front, the hood and then the two sleeves.
The yarn, believe it or not, is called cashmerino aran and is a blend of 55% Merino wool, 33% Microfibre and 12% CASHMERE. Yes, you heard me right - cashmere. I don't even have any cashmere in my closet, and yet my kid will be nice and snuggly in her hand made cashmere sweater. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around? Know wonder this stuff was so damn expensive!
I will post when more of the sweater is finished. Oh, and if I hit any major snags, then I will be holding the following people personally responsible for encouraging me to do this in the first place - Lisa, Dalian Moon, Jen, Viv, Eileen, Lisa, Donna, Katie J, & Lisa! :)