Tuesday, June 26, 2018

the verdict...

 Have you ever had a cotton knit sweater that seemed to get heavier and heavier as you wear it and it is actually stretching and lengthening, growing in size? Well, that never happened!
I told you I was taking Lipstick & Smoke with me to Ireland. I did and I was so glad to have it. I wore it on the plane for several reasons. I was trying to pack light and it wouldn’t fit in my suitcase and I knew it would be nice and cozy for the flight. When I travel, I always take a longer cardigan that I can use as a dressing gown and, if there were cooler evenings, I knew I could wear it as a coat. I wore it so much over the three weeks, my sister was probably sick of looking at it but she never said! I kept waiting for it to stretch out but it never did. Even coming back to Toronto where it can be dreadfully hot, it still didn’t and with all that wear and not being washed for so long, it still looked great! AND, not a pillball in sight!
Impressed is what I am with Cotton Tale 8 and I’ve already placed another order for my next project – I’ve asked for 6 shades of blue – even with the printed-out shade card it’s hard to know what exactly you’re going to get and I want two or three shades that go together for my next long cardigan and I know I’ll use the other colours for something! I made a couple of trial swatches yesterday – I’m looking for textured stripes, maybe alternating knit side and purl side. The bands will be rib-look, with 3 knit stitches alternating with a tuck rib that will widen it out to match the width  of the lace stitches…

4 comments:

Candis Hatzis said...

Please tell us a little about your Ireland hiking adventure!

Mary Anne Oger said...

LOL, Candis! Reading is mandatory! at the bottom of the last two blogs, I invited you to join in and read my travel posts - I even gave you the link! I am crushed! I thought you were there with me! ;-)

Candis Hatzis said...

You're too funny. I love your post, but medical problems seem to keep my head in a spin. Forgive me!I'll find a way to go back & read. I wish you did videos as I'll probably never get to travel & take a workshop, but your blog informs me & keeps me smiling!

Candis Hatzis said...

BTW I did read abt how great Cotton Tale 8 is and ordered some! Thx. Should be fun, but you are light years ahead of me in skills.