Thursday, January 04, 2007

I have swatched!

Hello fellow KAL-ers! So far we have 11 of us here ... what a cozy little group! But I think a few more would come later. As Debi said, this is a casual group ... so just relax and have fun.

For those of you who are still undecided, just take a look at Krys' and Karen's finished stoles and you would hardly resist the urge to make one for yourself ... or someone else!

Since I don't have to wind my yarn (I am using JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk on cone), I can start swatching right away:

When it comes to swatching, I am not the most patient person in the world. Here I just did enough of each lace pattern for me to see if the yarn and the needles (KnitPicks Classic Circular US3) work well together and if the lace would open enough. I think it is good enough. I am happy because the KnitPicks circulars are really awesome for lace knitting.

I think that's about it for now from me. Once again, welcome ... and remember to subscribe to the blog through Bloglines (there is a button on the sidebar).


Debi said...

Your shawl will be STUNNING Agnes!

Denise/CT said...

Is that black or navy? Either way it will be beautiful in that color way. I'd love to do a dark color but with most of my knitting at night and the gray days of winter here in CT, I'd go blind. Still looking for the magazine in my stash..hum seems I need to clean a bit....

Anonymous said...

Wow, it's beautiful Agnes.

You're so much more organized than I am. I use my Zephyr right off the cone. :)


Opal said...

I'll be using Jaggerspun Zephyr too. Except I'll be using a green. Your swatch is gorgeous. This is so exciting. :-)

Agnes said...

I think the colour I use is Ebony ... so that's black, right? I did the swatch at 10 p.m. ... just to see if I would be able to knit with the dark yarn at that time of the day. Looks like I would be okay if not knitting for too long. :)