Thursday, April 28, 2005

Give me a K! Give me a N! Give me a I! Give me a T! Give me a F!....experte

Thank you all so much for the compliments on the sweater - and the baby! I wish I could claim her as my own. Alas, she is the "hard work" of our good friends. They found out they were pregnant on our wedding day!!! How fun is that? I walked up to Kristin at the reception and said, "Please tell me you're drinking water for a reason!" Needless to say, she was. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the sweater will be gifted this weekend on my trip to DC. The bean that will wear this sweater is still in the tum. Neala was the recipient of this sweater (there she is all snug in mom’s belly!)

Okay - so I asked my resident yarn expert what a good cheap (I think I may have actually said "cheap ass") substitute would be for Calmer. With all of the good I've heard about Calmer I hate to substitute at all. However, I just can't rationalize that amount of money at this point in time (which reminds me, has anyone noticed my new button, "Thrify Knits", that's me baby.) Johanna recommended Sirdar Breeze. It's about half the price, right?! Well I used my favorite froggle and found it for $6 something at Wool Needle Works (4 skeins of Main Color, 1 of second color. I bought an extra MC color to be on the safe side.) Sweeeet.

Why in the world am I buying this particular yarn?! Well the commenters sparked my excitement about Alison's Mag Knits T-shirt pattern. I couldn't resist the idea of writing - knitfomaniac on a tee! Who's with me?! I'm not sure I'm up for a formal knit-a-long. And I know there is a knit-a-long already one out there for the t-shirt pattern. But, if you're up for the crazy and wild (girls gone wild) challenge, let me know. I'd love some company. Screw the Red Sox idea....Knitfomaniac here I come.

I'm off to DC tomorrow. I will, sadly, miss the Harlot at my LYS. The girls will be there. I'm looking forward to the 4-1-1.

The sweater is ready to go. Check out these cutie buttons:

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Blogger Lauren said...

What's the F for?

You have to give a review of the Breeze. It looks like it could soften the blow of Cotton-Ease discontinuation, even though it's a tinier gauge.

4/28/2005 9:59 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

A sub for Calmer? Bestill my heart! And if you're abandoning the Sox idea, maybe I'll just steal it from you ... I wonder if I could figure out a chart for a number 18 on the back ... :)

4/28/2005 10:34 PM  
Anonymous Cara said...

Saw the Harlot tonight - what a riot. Read about it tomorrow - if not at my blog - at around a million other people's. It was a scene if there ever was one.

I want to make a long sleeve tee with a super special word on it - not sure I'm ready to let it out of the bag. Hope the substitution works out. Have a great time in DC - wave as you ride by....

4/28/2005 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll be sure to kiss the harlot for you and have a pint for you afterwards. That sweater is cute as can be, buttons and all!

Have a good trip!


4/29/2005 6:11 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Well, one week too early for the Sheep & Wool festival, but DC should still be a nice time! Hope you have a nice time down here, Wendy. Let me know when you come in town again!

Safe travels~

4/29/2005 6:38 AM  
Blogger cursingmama said...

I've been dying to knit that sweater, but couldn't stomach the cost of the Calmer; I don't knit well enough to justify it. Hope the Breeze knits up well - keep us posted!

4/29/2005 8:29 AM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

Let me know about the Sirdar, and sorry that we'll miss you at the Harlot.

4/29/2005 10:39 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Can't join you in the Sox knitting..but it will be cute. But, you know, I am a Yankees fan. :)

5/03/2005 7:37 AM  

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