Friday, March 31, 2006

Cuban Sleeves

For several days now I've been trying to solve the problem of not being able to complete a bright yellow babysweater I've been working on because Walmart does not carry the yarn anymore. I've been buying at Walmart and Michael's because basically I'm not a very skilled knitter yet and I can't bear the idea of spending $10 for a skein of good yarn that I may just mess up. However, after several weeks of ferociously knitting these sweaters and trying to put them together, I feel that I have learned a thing or two. I've certainly learned enough and become skilled enough to take a chance and buy something really off the wall and move towards a more creative solution for these sleeves. To that end, I purchased something feathery and multi-hued at the little yarnshop here in town - Purls and Girls. Unfortunately, they do not have a website so I can't share it here. Anyway, the contrast is going to look terrific and I can hardly wait to jump into it. I can also use the yard to put the pieces together. I think it is going to look really sweet not to mention that the sleaves will end up looking very Cuban. Here's a picture of the bright yellow yarn and the feather yarn together.


Laini said...

Hi! I just saw a comment from you on another site and thought I'd pop over and say hello -- my husband lived in Turlock when we met, but I stole him away from there. We still drive through a few times a year en route between families. Good luck with the knitting!

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