May 03 2009 – Elana
I'm loving this pattern.Â And this yarn!! /ahem So, Rusted Root continues on.Â I'm on row 41, which is 2 short of moving the sleeves to waste yarn and starting to do proper in-the-round knitting, joining under the armholes.Â There's about 200 stitches on the needles right now, which takes me about 25 minutes to do one round.Â That's a bit painful sometimes ("No, dear, I can't stop in the middle of a round!") but it's really starting to come together now.Â See? I'm beyond thrilled with it.Â The lace pattern is easy for a lace beginner like me (15 stitches every other row, come on, that's easy!) and the pattern is pretty well written.Â I did have an issue back in row 2, which I didn't realize til row 30 and had to rip out...well, Aileen ripped out for me, I couldn't watch.Â I started over, and this is where I am now.Â The Cotanani is lovely to knit with.Â I'm looking forward to trying some Cotton Fleece from Brown Sheep, which is also 80% cotton, 20% wool, on the next project.Â Whatever that is.Â No, must focus!!Â I have nothing else on the needles right now but this, and will not cast on for anything til it's done!