This is my very FIRST blog. Thought this would be good time to start a blog because I’ve just begun my very 1st project totally in the round. I’ve only knitted about 6 or 7 rounds so far. The pattern is the Angel Baby dress found in the Knitting In the Round book. It’s for my granddaughter and I’m hoping to complete it by June 14 which will be her 6th birthday.
After several weeks of searching for a yarn similar to the one used for the pattern in the book, I’ve settled on Lion Brand Baby Soft Twinkle and Bernat Baby Lash yarns.The book pattern used Plymouth Dreambaby Kokonut DK, but that has been discontinued. Besides, I didn’t want to spend quite that much money for the yarn since this is my 1st in the round project. In the process of attempting to select a yarn of similar gauge and fiber content, I’ve discovered a discrepancy in the pattern. The pattern in the book indicates a gauge of 20 stitches = 4" with #6 needles. However, the Plymouth Dreambaby DK yarn shows a gauge of 22 stitches = 4". In any case, because the yarn I’ve chosen isn’t textured my FO won’t be quite the same.
The 1st couple of rounds were rather difficult to work…moving the yarn from the left needle to the right needle. My fingers were getting pretty sore. Fortunately, I had a package of Thimble=It which contains 64 reuseable little stick on pads. I had bought them to try with my Boye Needlemaster needles, but for this project I was using Susan Bates Silvalume needles which usually are very comfortable to use. Must say, the Thimble-Its are a true life saver!
Guess that’s all for now. Gotta manicure my nails before getting back to my knitting. Can’t put off the manicure any longer…the nails are just tooo long.