Thursday, November 06, 2008

Back to knitting

The "Hope" sweater is underway.

I picked up the yarn yesterday; I'm using Lion Brand Wool in navy, the rest is Patons, I think.

It is so wonderful to be able to find inexpensive wool yarn in the stores! I have nothing against boutique yarns, especially silk (!), but being a bargain hunter at heart, I love finding the "real" thing for less than the GNP.

I cast on last night for the back. It's looking good, gauge and tension both, and I am already nearly 15 rows into the stockinette. This weekend will, I hope, leave me lots of knitting time.

Some time next week I'll post some pictures. WIP! (The other goal for this weekend is re-organization and clean-up of the work room. Somehow all of the junk landed in there while we were tidying up for our party. DH also found more yarn when he was putting away his clothes.)


Batty said...

I can't wait to see pictures! That is one awesome sweater for a historic occasion.

Eileen said...

I can NOT believe how fast it's flying off my needles. Practically Harlot pace. ;-)

No doubt I'll slow down when I hit the real colorwork!