Sunday, May 30, 2010

Let the Sidetracking Begin!!!

I've been craving some nice lightweight cardigans for the office.  While we are coming up on summer rather quickly, I still find that I want/need a bit of extra warmth to deal with the air conditioning system in my office.  Just a little light something on my arms. Preferably something stylish and not the oversized plaid fleece shirt that hangs on the back of my door.

Conveniently, Knitty Gritty Yarns, one of my LYS, had its 5th Anniversary sale this weekend and marked all cotton or cotton-blend yarns at 30% off.  So I picked up sufficient Cascade Ultra Pima in a grassy green color to make myself the Painted Silk Cardigan in the Spring 2008 Interweave Knits.  I even did my swatch last night.  I have yet to wash and block it, but so far it looks like I'll need to go down a needle size.

So why haven't I knit the second swatch yet, you ask?  Because I haven't got a size four circular needle that I can find.  Sheesh. It appears to be the only size I don't have.  I'll make sure to get a needle that's nice and pointy too.  I was having some difficulty with the twisted stitches using my old Susan Bates  needles.


~RaenWa~ said...

Summers in the Tri-Cites are ugh to say the least. I hope your job keeps the AC on especially during the summer. Some days aren't as bad as others

Ruby Louise said...

Oh, we've got the air conditioning on. It's about 68 degrees in my office most mornings. The fingers on my mouse hand go numb and I drive most of the way home with the windows all rolled up in the car, trying to thaw out. :-(

You'd think that by now someone would have figured out how to consistently heat/cool a building rather than freezing people to death in the summer and failing to heat them in the winter.