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Trying again…

My long (ok, 3 days) period of no knitting is over… I have swatched (this time in pattern!) and cast on again for the Hexacomb Cardigan.

I’m using Rowan Calmer in a color that is slightly more gray than it looks here.  It’s a beautiful color.  I am knitting to 5.5 st/in instead of the 5 st/in called for in the pattern, so I’m knitting a size up from my usual.  Calmer is lovely to knit with, and the stitch definition is of course excellent.  I’m going to have to knit the sleeves with a size smaller needle, since they are in stockinette and I get a large gauge over this stitch pattern.  Doesn’t that seem crazy?  I’m hoping for more success this time, because I’m not going to give it a third try!

I’m also faced, for the very first time, with needing some sort of baby gift.  Marc’s cousin is having a baby in April, so I’ve started the Tiramisu Blanket from Posie Gets Cozy.

It’s not the most exciting thing ever to crochet, but I’m sure it will be really lovely when finished.  This is Cotton Ease in Ice Blue, one of the old discontinued colors.   I had planned this for a sweater, but when I realized I needed something for a baby boy I changed my mind.   Ask me how I feel about this project after 30″ of single crochet… but for now I’m enthusiastic about the end product!