Thursday, February 16, 2006

Feb. 16- the shell

Ok so I got this pattern at the yarn shop I teach at ( Knit Wits in Boise). Its a very simple lace shell. The big problem I had was I wanted to use some Alchemy Silk Purse that I had in my stash, but I couldn't get the right gauge. So here is what I did so that I was able to make it. A few months back I bought a Instant Stitch computer program at CompUSA for 10 dollars. Well I typed in the size I wanted for a sleeveless sweater with the gauge I was getting for the silk. From there I was able to work on both the original pattern and new one to come up with the finished project. This has been a great thing for me to discover. I am very math challenged and the program really helps with that. Now the big problem is its way to cold here to wear yet! This morning it was 15 when I got up. Yikes!. But never fear it will be a thousand degrees this summer in Boise. Ok maybe not a thousand but 100 for sure. By the way the color is a very cool near solid purple.

1 comment:

Knitcrazy said...

Now That sounds like a very useful program..
I stick at thrying to figure different size gauges..