Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Member

Well, Lastrada #1 has been sitting my dresser, staring back at me for well over a year. Last month, when my LYS offered a series of 4 instruction-only classes for HF kit owners I immediately signed up. Right now, I'm in the swatching phase and have had to frog several times as I try to get the right needle size. I will say that the yarn holds up very well even after repeated ripping out.

The thought of casting 475 stitches is a bit daunting, but not as much as finding out I need about 10.5 yds for my long tail cast on!!!

I'll get a photo up as soon as I get the cast-on done.

Barb in MI


Denise/CT said...

You can do it Barb. Slow and steady gets the job done. What color combo is #1?

Anonymous said...

here's a tip for HF cast ons:

Felt join two balls of the same color together. Start the cast on loop somewhere near the join, using one "tail" from each ball. Cast on all your stitches. At the end, cut off one ball. Use it later.

Barbara said...

I was able to guesstimate pretty well the tail length. I cast on the stitches, putting a marker every 50 stitches. And then I double-counted again. :-) I've knit about 4 rows so far.

Colorway #1 is Thunderblue, Chestnut,Flax mix,Black/Grey, Black and Cobalt Blue. You can see it here: http://www.knit.dk/las.htm

I had a hard time choosing between #1 and #9. If this one doesn't drive me nuts I may get the other one. Or Pagode