First there's the back of my first sweater. Berroco Ultra Alpaca on US5 KP Options 24" (4s for the ribbing)
Here's the lovely SWS in Natural Earth my mom got at Michael's last week:
Here's the lovely SWS swatched up for an entrelac scarf. For the left swatch I CO24 and each square is 8sts. The right I CO20 and each square is 10sts. I like the way the colors were more isolated in individual squares in the left one but the larger squares gave a nicer fabric for the scarf so I went with that one. I'll be making my Karaoke shawl using the smaller squares on larger needles.
Here's a progress shot of the scarf. This was yesterday morning. I'm now finished with the first ball you see here and partway into the second. Not bad for only a couple days work. Especially if you consider the first two failed attempts plus the second swatch as well.
Entrelac is fun! I'm getting pretty darn good at picking up stitches and all that turning it not nearly as annoying as I feared. I'm doing this scarf on my Denise needles, size 8 for knit side and 7 for purl side. I think I might be more bothered my the turning if I were using straights.
The more I use the Denise needles, the more I love 'em . My only complaint is I wish they all felt as secure as my 7s. the other sizes seem to have too much wiggle in the join area. Haven't come loose or anything but I'd prefer they be more secure. I'm not sure if this is normal or not. I think I'll take a look at another set when we go to pick up my yarn to see if they do the same thing or if mine are not quite right.
In other entrelac-related news... my SWTC Karaoke has gone missing!!! All three balls are apparantly on the lam. I have no idea how this happened. I would have sworn I put them in the stash drawers with the rest of the stuff that was in the same bag. I won't totally freak until I check the cluttered side of the room. I'll be picking up 3 more balls this week.
It's a rather nasty day here. I overslept considerably and it's soo gloomy I still don't feel awake. I think I need to knock myself out super early tonight, even though I slept in (to put it mildly). I have a lot to do tomorrow to make up for today, plus class from 2:30 - 8p. :P I want to go to the gym, do laundry, and get partially packed for Thursday. I have no idea what I'm going to wear to the show yet and it seems every article of clothing I own is dirty or missing.