I am preparing to take on what I feel is one of the most challenging endeavors in knitting ever.
I have fallen in love with Effie from the moment I saw her. She is delicate, romantic, girly, and fluttery. She is akin to a ballerina in my eyes, or a fairy princess from some disney cartoon that has classical music playing in the background.
The yarn is Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Marmalade, that I bought over 2 years ago when Knit New York had a sale. They have since closed their doors, and the pattern I had originally bought the yarn for was kicked out the door when Effie arrived. Effie has kicked Sylvi off the list of my 10 in 2010 projects as well. I am waiting 2 more days for my "Precious" by Kim Hargreaves book to arrive.
Why would I say that this is a challenging knit? Firstly the yarn is very delicate, and frogging is not a possibility, so I have to really pay serious attention when I knit, and have great lighting, and not have my tastebuds divulge on Lambic Frambroise at La Casita yarn shop. Secondly, this will be my first fine-gauge sweater, and I have been notorious for having chunky sweaters lay around for months, so this will be a great test at keeping focused. I know that this is surely not an instant gratification project, and I am ok with that. Thirdly, I have never done ruffles before, but they look so cute that I want to give them a try. I can honestly say that I am very comfortable that this is stockinette, and the only real thing I have to worry about is doing my shaping decreases in the right spot. I am contemplating knitting in the round, because I hate seaming. However, I have to study the pattern before I go converting things. I hear that British knitting patterns are written very different than American ones. But, I have no fear. One of the coolest knitting buddies I have is from Great Britain.
Without further adieu, here is my newly updated pie chart of 10 in 2010 projects.