330Intro and old/new St B
- Apr 4, 2007Hi everyone,
I'm a Southern Ontario knitter working on St Brigid for the second
time ... or is it the first?
I was lucky enough to nab a copy of Aran Knitting a few years ago when
a Toronto online store was selling its last copies. I ordered the
Hebridean 3-ply in Red Deer from Virtual Yarns, and Jade S. helped me
pick out the colour on the basis of a photo I sent of me and my
daughter (then 6 months).
I worked on it for a while, finishing the back and part of the front,
and then life went crazy for a while and St Brigid went into a bag in
the back room.
Where it got eaten by moths.
So ... I have frogged the moth-eaten pieces and will wash them
tomorrow. They are so dusty!! I had to take allergy pills to stop
the runny nose. Meanwhile I have started swatching (again) and have
reached 1/2 stitch wider than recommended gauge on 3.75mm bamboo
circulars. I think this will be alright, and my row gauge is a bit
short, so blocking should cure this small discrepancy.
Looking forward to learning from and sharing with all of you!