Sunday, February 20, 2005

Starting Anew

A few days ago, I wrote a nice long post. But alas, it was consumed by the big bad blogger, never to be seen again. This was actually a blessing in disguise. Why? Well, in said post, I chronicled that for Lent, I was not going to be starting any new projects or buying any yarn for such projects. This Lenten sacrifice was abandoned the very next day. Doh!

I decided that I wanted to make my twin nieces birthday sweaters for their 4th birthday in April. So, using Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns, I cast on for a lovely little rollneck raglan. I waivered back and forth between a drop shoulder and a raglan style, but ultimately the seamlessness of the raglan won.

I'm using Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Strawberry Twist for the first one. For the yarn snobs reading this who may scoff at my use of such a cheap yarn I have the following to say... A sweater knitted for a child will likely be grown out of long before it is worn out, and therefore, I refuse to spend an insane amount of money. Additionally, Cotton-Ease is a spot on cheap alternative for Rowan's All Season's Cotton, but Cotton Ease is twice the yardage per ball at half the price.

I hope to get a good bit of the body completed today, so pictures tomorrow (if the sun cooperates).

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