4.29.2007

Rusted Crop Top



I have made plenty of progress on Rusted Root in the past few days. It really helps to drag it along everywhere and have my husband do all of the driving.

I was cruising along and then this lovely yarn came in the mail, Karabella Majestic, a discontinued soft and lovely merino/mohair blend. It was good price through Destash and I paid for it with money I made from my own destashing.



Now I am really trying to follow through on my projects but I am so tempted to ditch the ropey cotton/wool blend (I have blisters and callouses but I was determined) and switch to this luxurious yarn. I really want to make the Rowena Cardigan. It is not exactly the same for gauge but it may be only a difference of one needle size compared to the specified Lana Gatto Feeling, and the 13 skeins I received puts me within 80 yards of the specified yardage.

Do you think I can make it work?

9 comments:

nuttnbunny said...

you. can. make. it. work.

:-)

keri said...

You can do it.

I'm amazed at how far you got on rusted root. I really love that color with the pattern, it "pops!"

Anonymous said...

Wow, that cardigan is a knock out. I've obviously been out of the pattern book buying for too long.

Stacia
pipandtom.com

kristin said...

The are both gorgeous! You can always make the sleeves just shy of 3/4 length.

Jen said...

Oh, I love that cardigan, and your Rusted Root looks fantastic. You should go ahead and start the Rowena; it'll be nice to have two totally different textures to choose between. And if it ever actually starts to warm up around here, that'll push you back to knitting the Root.

Jeanne said...

Rusted Root is so pretty! I like the color you chose for it. And the cardigan is gorgeous.

Brooke said...

That cardigan is really beautiful. Since I'm not a knitter, I can't tell you if it would work....but I say to try! There's always ebay, maybe you can make up the difference if you run out.

Anonymous said...

It looks fab! I've just been reading your blog and come away with loads of ideas for your sockapalooza socks! Just off to order you some yarn now... (This mystery pal thing is so much fun)

tania said...

can't wait to see it in action! :)