Thursday, June 08, 2006

Started the Lotus Blossom Tank and...

Here's a picture of my blocked Green Gable! I really like how well the yarn blocked. It's Tahki Cotton Classic #3331 - 100% mercerized cotton. After washing GG, I dried it flat after positioning and stretching it. The only part of the sweater to naturally curl, ever so slightly I might add, was the back neckline. After blocking, the front neckline doesn't curl at all. Washing GG seemed to make the yarn even softer, yet with no sign of any pilling. This yarn is a definite keeper! Someday if I make Picovoli again, I'll be sure to use mercerized cotton.

Yesterday, I got my bamboo yarn in the mail and started the Lotus Blossom Tank. Here's a shot after completing the first repeat of the lace pattern. This yarn is different - it feels like rope! If it's like linen or hemp, maybe it will soften with wear...

Gotta go - my head feels like a watermelon about to explode thanks to the low pressure system moving through the state!

1 comment:

sara_jayne said...

The blocked green gable looks lovely on you! Glad to hear you enjoyed the yarn, I'll have to add that to my long list of yummy yarn to knit with!