Saturday, September 22, 2007

Cables and bobbles

I've finished another 2 squares. Barabara McIntire's - this just typifies aran for me - and Ann McCauley's. It's a good job I enjoy bobbles!

Both knitted in Cascade 220 (Oatmeal and Ice Mint) with 5mm KnitPicks Options needles.

Now, which one next ...........

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

I've Only Just Begun!

Hi Folks - I'm brand new here. Your squares all look magnificent!! I was so happy to find this blog; I'm kind of overwhelmed before I even get started. I've purchased my wool, and found my gauge on size 8 needles. Now, I have a question right off the top.

I see that different patterns use different size needles, and the general instructions say to change needles according to the gauge on the various blocks - but I do not see gauges on the individual blocks. Am I missing something?

Planning to start today with one of the squares that looks like it is easiest. Of course, at the same time I am in the middle of knitting a sweater, and working on 3 different scrapbooks, and cross stitching a baby name hanging (we won't mention the 2 almost full time jobs).

I'd be glad of any help. Thanks so much - Alice