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  • The Knitter Returns (that's me)
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The Knitter Returns (that's me)

So I've documented how I used to knit and crochet - a lot - and how I recently dipped my toe back in with a cowl, and of course that should lead you to be sure I'd sign up to test a full size dress pattern that needs to be finished in the next three weeks.  Oh wait - that wasn't your first thought?

To be perfectly honest I'm not entirely sure why it was my first thought either, but when I saw this post from Chantal (@knitatude on IG), I immediately thought "oh that sounds fun, I should totally do it."  And so I sent her an email, and she replied, and now I'm knitting a dress - for the first time in about 10 years.  And the strange thing is that while I maybe should be freaking out, I'm actually totally not.  Sure I still have more things to do than I have time in the day, but I also have been really wanting to get back to the yarn, and this gives me a great concrete reason to do it. ("But I committed that I'd have this dress finished, so it's kind of like work!")  Plus it's baseball season for the boy child, so that's always good knitting time.

I found a yarn I'm quite taken with - not 100% cotton, in that my previous experience with 100% cotton yarn is that it can sometimes get a little saggy in the posterior after being worn a few times, but close, since I like the feel of cotton.  It's Berroco Remix, which is a 100% recycled yarn - with cotton, acrylic, nylon, silk and linen - so that's fun.  Plus it feels like it has enough rebound to not give my dress a droopy ass, which would be preferred.

So, like a good pattern tester, I was very diligent with my gauge swatch (not always my strong suit), and now I am ACTUALLY KNITTING.  Pretty exciting.  Or pretty relaxing, whichever way you want to look at it.  I'll keep you posted on the progress.

 

  • Sumner Smith
  • yarn

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