Thursday, April 21, 2005

have yarn, will travel

impatience is already winning. i am SUPPOSED to be correcting a horrible mistake i made on the baby blanket i also have on the needles right now, but instead i went yarn shopping. and then bead shopping. but look what i got!!! even more excited to get started now! just praying that my guess at how much yardage i need to make a top instead of a dress is not wildly off. time (and wendy) will tell...

6 Comments:

At 11:12 PM, Blogger Wendy said...

I thought you were going to wait awhile before shopping! Oh, but you got yourself some gorgeous yarn. I love it. I don't know what size you are doing, but I will say that I did the 2T size, but made it way shorter, and used about 390 meters of yarn. Hope this helps.

 
At 12:31 AM, Blogger strangelittlemama said...

oooooh, what pretty yarn? What kind is it?

 
At 7:08 AM, Blogger jackie said...

wendy, i WAS going to wait to buy yarn, but then i got out of work early, and i drive right by the yarn store on the way home--i couldn't help it! and yes, your advice helps--i left my yardage question on your last post on here, but you told me just what i needed to know anyway. i am also going to do the 2T size, and i got something like 600 yds, so i think i am all set. luckily, my yarn store will let me return what i don't use. :)

carole, this yarn is berroco cotton twist--it's 70% mercerized cotton and 30% rayon, and it's machine washable! i used to design textiles, so i am a sucker for good quality soft fibers. :)

 
At 1:10 PM, Blogger Wendy said...

one other thing I should mention, Jackie, I did half the number of increases on the skirt portion. Since it was short, I didn't want to to be poofy...so if you do more increases you'll need more yardage.

 
At 6:10 PM, Blogger jackie said...

thanks for the info, wendy. i am going to make something pretty close to what you did, so get ready--you are my official goto person. i hope you are flattered and not annoyed--i just LOVE what you made! can you tell me how long the skirt on yours is? i am guessing it's about 7-ish inches, but again would love a sanity check. thanks for all your help so far!

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger Wendy said...

Jackie, the skirt, if you measure from the first YO, about 7 1/2 inches...

 

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