general adventures in craftiness

Monday, May 07, 2007

Minidress Back

I got home Friday and, to my surprise, the yarn I ordered from Elann was waiting for me! I swatched Friday night with size five and six needles. My stitch gauge was right on with the fives, but my row gauge was slightly off. I didn't think that would be too hard to correct, so I went with the fives. This project calls for a double strand of yarn to create the tweed effect, but I'm only using a single strand. I worked on the project a lot during the remainder of the weekend and am almost to the waist.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

It's a Minidress!

I am eagerly awaiting the yarn for my next project, the Vogue minidress. I had searched for suitable yarns a while back, but nothing really caught my eye. Then I got a May newsletter from Elann that featured one of their yarns, called Callista. It's a combination of rayon, cotton, and linen, which will be perfect for a knitted dress, I think. I'm excited to get this project started and on the needles!

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