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Cotton Fleece

Last night I picked up the Fad Classic I started awhile ago.  I managed to get to the point where you join the armholes (thank goodness – they were making me crazy!)  I’m using Shine sport in grass, rather than the Tahki Cotton Classic called for in the pattern.  As an aside, I felt up some cotton classic at the LYS today, and that stuff must be like knitting with rope!  I’d show a picture of the whole thing, but it looks pretty odd right now.  The stitch pattern is actually pretty neat though.

It took me forever to get the front half of the straps done.  Hopefully it will go more quickly now!  I’m a little obsessed with vests right now, and I do hate having UFOs, so I’ll try to make some serious headway on this before I start something else.

Speaking of something else, I went to the LYS today and ended up being enticed by the Cotton Fleece.  I got  Candy apple and Oriental Jade.


I love how the red has been in my house ten minutes and already has a cat hair on it.

The question is, what should I make from these?  I have these patterns which use about the same amount, all of which would work for cotton fleece.


1. Cherry 2. Rusted Root

Yes, I’m going to make another rusted root, in the (gasp!) recommended yarn.  I’m just not happy with mine, which turned out too drapey in the Shine Sport, and I think I’d like to make a size down as well. And Cherry is just so pretty…

I’m just not sure which color would be best!  I’m leaning towards the jade for Cherry and a red Rusted Root, but I’m not sold on it. One of these will be next after Fad Classic (or after I get tired of Fad Classic and put it away again.)

It’s 60 degrees and sunny today – hello Spring!  I even went to Starbucks and didn’t get coffee! I got iced green tea.  Since my blood is usually 89% coffee, this must mean that the spirit of Spring is infecting me.

We’re going to a Fish Fry tonight, because Marc has been dying to go to a Catholic fish fry (since we are, you know, Catholic.)  We were going to go last weekend, but we got Thai instead.  We won’t go to my church though, it’s too far away… we’ll stick in the neighborhood.  Should be exciting!

8 thoughts on “Cotton Fleece

  1. I know what you mean about Shine being too “drapey.” I just finished my Wicked in Shine Worsted, and it just looks disappointing to me, hanging very awkwardly.

  2. You are a knitting machine! Really, if I could knit just a quarter of what you do I would be ecstatic. I vote for both – with Cherry being first up, and then RR… Just my two cents. Love reading the blog by the way! Amazing!!

  3. I love Cherry. I’ve had this on my to-knit list for a long time. Now that the weather is starting to turn warm – except I think it is supposed to snow tomorrow 🙂 -I may have to look at knitting it sooner rather than later! Need to finish up my cold weather projects!

    Love the color of your Fad Classic. Can’t wait to see it all finished up!

  4. I love Cherry. It’s a must knit.

    I also just bought some Cotton Fleece, in a beautiful purple. The yardage on that stuff is phenomenal!

  5. I hate Tahki Cotton Classic too – it IS like knitting with rope! I always like a little bit of wool or some other fiber mixed in with the cotton to avoid knitting injuries!

    I like both Cherry and Rusted Root – I would make Rusted Root, then Cherry. I don’t know if you saw that Rusted Root was nominated for the next Sexy Knitters Club KAL?

  6. I actually like the idea of the green for Rusted Root…to really show off the leaf motif. However, they are both great patterns and will look great either way. We had our first spring like day today. I’m not getting used to it b/c I know it will still be awhile before the rain really goes away. But it was nice to sit out on the back porch.

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