Thursday, May 29, 2008

Casting on

I have been a very fickle knitter the past few days since I finished the Cityscape shawl. Nothing seems to satisfy me for very long! I tried a sock - nope... a new lace project... stalled out.... spinning has been keeping me occupied a bit - but I need my next knitting fix!!

I think I found it!

I cast on today for the Painted Silk Cardigan by Connie Chang Chinchio, and I haven't been able to put it down!

Painted Silk cardigan started


I'm using Classic Elite Four Season and it's knitting up like a dream so far. It's a cotton/wool blend that should be perfect for summer.

The pattern called for DK weight, and this is worsted weight, but a little bit of knitty math later and I was ok to go! And get this - I'm knittin the smallest size! I never knit the smallest size. And no I haven't lost that much weight - I just get to cheat a little beacuse of the gauge I'm getting with the worsted weight.

So now I'll get to see how the skinny folks knit for a while :)

I have to say it's flying so far!

9 comments:

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Congratulations all the way round!

turtlegirl76 said...

Ooh very pretty!

Stacey said...

Very pretty!!! You'll have lots of FO's with all those WIP's!!!

bySarah said...

Glad you found something you like...
GOOD COLOR.
Can't wait to see more.

Zonda said...

Good for you..I'd love to see how knitting skinny would be ;) Lovely color!

Ruth said...

It's going to look so cute on you. Love the colour, as for skinny people knitting - don't I wish...

J.P. said...

Woohoo for skinny knitting!

Jinann said...

Looks like a fabulous pattern! Love the color you're using as well. Which mag is the pattern in?

weebug said...

that is going to look absolutely stunning when you are done!