The Twisted World of Fiber, Hooks, Needles, Wheels and Dating after Widowhood

This is my story, and I'm sticking to it. Warts and all. I wanted to call it 'Seriously? WTF?', but that doesn't quite explain it all. Or does it?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Rowan, How I Love Thee..............

I love everything about Rowan.  EVERYTHING!  I love their yarns – Silk wool dk, Cashsoft dk, Calmer, Big Wool, Biggie Print, Summer Tweed, the list goes on.  I am anxiously waiting on an order from Jimmy Beans Wool Watcher for 12 skeins of Pure Life British Sheep Breeds BFL in mid brown Jacob.  I need a 12-step program for their Wool Watcher site.  Grrrrrr. 

I love Rowan’s patterns!  I am making the Anise (unfortunately not in a Rowan yarn), and the pattern is brilliant!   First, it’s in centimeters!  So nice to swatch in cm! Then, they assume you are intelligent enough to not need everything spelled out ad-nauseum.  They have you match the front to the back shapings by counting down 9 rows to start the decreases, measure the stockinette for the fronts against the back to start the double moss stitch, flip the fronts, etc!  Come on, we all do this anyway, so why waste a lot of words and paper, right?  Thank you, Rowan, for knowing we use our brains to knit.  I am on the 2nd front, then will do both sleeves at the same time, as they are worked flat.  The only thing is, I need a real Knitter to figure where I can shorten the sleeves.  From the armscye, it is 46cm (18 inches) long.  That would put the sleeve length past my fingertips. Tuesday knit night, Here I Come!  I would post pix, but Blogger is sucking right now and won't open the upload link.  Sigh..........................

Sock update- I am still wimping on turning my heel.

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