Casting on for Something Exciting

11 Aug

I’ve spent the past week or so hunched over a calculator and some graph paper working on this:

Now, it doesn’t look like much, and I’m not going to say too much yet, because with me things are always subject to change right up until the pattern is published. I’m still working out a few things, but I just couldn’t resist casting on any longer. I will say it’s a tank top and there is lace involved (and now that I’ve said that the final product will end up with cables and sleeves). The yarn is Second Time Cotton, which is one of my favorite yarns! I plan on offering it in a range of sizes, probably from XS to XL. I’m really excited for the finished product, I can see it in my head so vividly, I just need to knit faster!

And for those of you who were curious, the Knit Picks Harmony interchangeable needles are great. They are quite smooth and I haven’t had any problems with the joins so far. I used to knit exclusively with bamboo, but now I can’t see myself ever going back.

Things have been interesting at TreeWool headquarters the past few weeks. My kitchen flooded 2 months ago and they finally finished the renovations last week. Two months without a kitchen is not fun, and I can safely say that I never want to eat out again. I seized the opportunity to rearrange, reorganize, get rid of some junk and now I have an amazing new workspace. My old desk was not conducive to doing anything but paying the bills. I’m still working on getting things situated, but I love it so far.

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5 Responses to “Casting on for Something Exciting”

  1. Megan August 11, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    Ooooh I’ll have to look into those needles!

  2. LeAnn A. August 11, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    I love the color of yarn you’re using! It’s one of my faves.

    I love knitpicks needles. I bought myself a set of the harmony straights for Christmas and a few days later had to buy the harmony options too.

  3. Alison August 11, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    I just bought some 2nd Time Cotton, in that same color! Can’t wait to try it out and design something with it myself. (Unfortunately, I do have to wait. Too many things ahead of it in the queue.)

    • Kristen August 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

      Isn’t that the worst! I have so many ideas on the back burner right now. Designing knits is such a slow process. I’m professionally trained in wovens, so I can design, make the pattern and sew a garment in 1 day.

      I like knits more though!

  4. cseneque August 23, 2010 at 6:21 am #

    I’ll have to try that yarn. Love the rich colour you’re using, it’s gorgeous.

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