Tuesday, May 02, 2006
I swatched and started the Fad Classic vest over the weekend. Unfortunately, I couldn't use the KnitPicks Shine Worsted. I ripped everything out and started over once, but I still wasn't liking the look of the fabric. Maybe it was the color or that I couldn't imagine wearing this vest without some stretch or that my fingers were killing me from knitting cotton. Probably all of the above. So, I made a trip to a LYS yesterday afternoon to find a new yarn. I checked out the Tahki Cotton Classic, which is the recommended yarn, to see if they had any good colors, but I've used that before and I'd still have the aching fingers problem. After much browsing, I settled on this Diana yarn from Katia. It's a nice blend of acrylic, polyamide, viscose, and angora. It's very similar to GGH Goa. It's spongy and easy on the hands. I also like this red better. I started the armbands again and so far, so good.