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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Stepping out on a limb

As most of you know I knit for charity but recently I was drawn to a pattern for myself and decided even though I do not normally knit anything very large I would give it a go.....
 
 

Well the first obstacle for me was that it called for silk yarn........
 
Yarns, yarns and more yarns so here is a question for my fellow blogger/knitters. Do you have a favorite luxury yarn and if so what is it?
Well the cost of the yarn was a bit overwhelming and then to think I had to do all the work and what if it doesn't fit????
I decided to just ignore all my warnings but try to find a silk yarn on ebay cheaper.
I found the amount of yarn I needed in this cashmere merino silk so I bought it.
I can't say that it looks expensive but it sure feels nice and it knits up nicer than other yarns I have used.
 
Do you use more expensive brand of yarns like for socks or certain projects? I have convinced myself that if the sweater doesn't work our I WILL find something to use up this yarn:) Wish me luck:)

 

5 comments:

Nancy said...

I don't knit with expensive yarn, so I can't offer any advice other than to enjoy!

Wool Winder said...

As long as this yarn has a nice drape, it should work well. Good luck.

Bev said...

Well I don't anything about the yarn!!....but I love the pattern!!

Lady Di Tn said...

Have faith and your talented fingers will make it appear. I do not knit but crochet and I try always to find the yarn on sale. Not cheap just frugal. Cannot wait to see you in the finished piece. Peace

Granny Annie said...

I am not knowledgeable enough to comment other than to say I know you will do a fantastic job.