Monday, September 05, 2011

casting on

The yarn did arrive on Friday. Oh, happy day! The hold up was that the color I ordered (palta 9181) was on back order. I changed my order to indigo (9165) and I couldn't be happy. Can't remember the last time I made an indigo sweater.
I'm using size 11 needles instead of the recommended 10.5. Simply because I frantically searched for my 10.5's and they never showed their pretty points.
I'll be back tomorrow with the four winners.
Enjoy the rest of your Labor day.

24 comments:

seashoreknits said...

I was just thinking about you and wondering if the yarn had come! Yay! Oh the joy of knits on US 11's. The Palta was pretty but that Indigo is a cool, smokey, unique blue. I think you will love it.
It's still so humid and hot here I can't bear to pick up anything but lace weight right now, but I'm longing for something cozy.
Have fun and put your feet up!

Hilary said...

Whoa, what a pretty color! I'm glad it came finally. Have fun with it!

sapphireblue said...

It's so beautiful!!

Kelli said...

I think my next knit will be indigo after seeing that pretty color!

grandmastatus said...

beautiful color.

HelgaMarie said...

great color- whats the cardigan?

Tricia U. said...

Good thing you changed your color choice, which is what I should do...I've been waiting for my Berroco yarn for more than three long months (backordered)!!! Yep! Glad I've got other things to work on to keep me busy, but boy I'd really like to get that yarn. Had some other yarn I ordered come on Friday, though. It was a good day! :)

From All Stitched Up said...

I've been liking navy - or similar shades. I'd have made the same choice.

From All Stitched Up said...

I've been liking navy - or similar shades. I'd have made the same choice.

From All Stitched Up said...

I've been liking navy - or similar shades. I'd have made the same choice.

From All Stitched Up said...

I've been liking navy - or similar shades. I'd have made the same choice.

Meg said...

I'm so glad your yarn arrived! And I'm knitting mine on 11s too, because I didn't want to buy 10.5s. I'm not too worried about the sizing. Have fun knitting!

Mauri said...

gorgeous yarn! and size 11's! yahoo- You should be done in a jiffy. As usual, it will be fun to see how your cardigan turns out. I am sure it will be gorgeous- love the pattern.

aracne said...

Indigo is a lovely colour, I am thinking of knitting something for me in this colour. Let us see the pattern!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

It looks gorgeous

Victoria said...

Loving the colour. It is always so exciting casting on a new project. Enjoy. x

Suzanne said...

It's gonna whip up even faster now. I can't wait to see.

Kathleen said...

I'm using indigo now for an Astor and I love it. Enjoy your new project.

Amy J said...

Your indigo may have just inspired the color for my next project...looks lovely.

jo ellen said...

Love the color and you could have used your new sweater this morning...a little cool here!

Kristyn Knits said...

anticipation brings excitement! Yeah for the yarn arrival and casting on so quickly!! can't wait to watch your progress. the beginning of school brings a new project and casting on for me as well. happy knitting!

Evelyn said...

Love the name (indigo) and love the color. It's depth is stunning.

gay said...

I love the cardigan from berroco that you linked too so much that i am putting it on my to knit list right now. i hope it's not just an empty promise to myself! love the indigo too!

kim said...

I love the indigo, and it should go lickety split on #11's. I just bought the cutest navy, polka dot scarf at Aero (Shh! don't tell!)that would look so great with that.