Normally I use tapestry needles (for cross stitch)… sometimes sharps (for crewel work). And then, every once in awhile, when the spirit moves me, I break out the big guns: my knitting needles!
Well, the spirit struck about a week ago whilst I was perusing Ravelry.com. and looking through the knitting patterns section. (If you haven’t visited, and have even a passing interest in knitting/crocheting, you *so* should!)
A long time ago, I purchased enough cotton yarn to make a summer-weight sweater, and despite my best intentions, I never really got past the knitting-a-gauge-swatch point.
Then I found this:
This is the link to the pattern on the Patons website.
Miracle of miracles, the yarn I have is the proper weight, my needles gave me the correct gauge, and I was off to the races. Plus I love knitting cables and the lacework is pretty simple… And, oh yeah, the pattern is FREE.
This is what I have so far:
and a close-up:
Hopefully, things will continue to move along smoothly. 😉
A couple more words about Ravelry.com: Registering is free, and it truly is an amazing resource; lots and lots of creative people sharing their expertise, experiences and projects. Very inspiring!