紫紅色半圓背心已經鉤好了，現在正在定型中，該準備下一個 project 啦！
I finished the Purple Crochet Bolero Vest, it is now drying on the blocking board. So, what am I going to work on next?
本來想按照清單開始打這件想了很久的斜線麻花背心，把準備好的線拿出來試打織片，可是這線太細了，打起來織片太ㄌㄤ，換小一號針的話織圖針目就要重算 (實在有點懶的算...) 當初買這個線就是打算拿來織這件背心，線是50% 美麗諾羊毛，50% 麻，摸起來是有點硬 (一般麻料的線都是有點硬，不太好織，不過織好下水過後會好很多)，顏色我好喜歡呢，覺得很適合這件背心說... 看來還是要換線，這個用 DK weight (密度約 22針 = 10cm) 的線應該會比較剛好，我想用美麗諾羊毛和棉或絲(或竹纖維)混紡的線來織，純棉的樣子容易"走鐘"，可是我庫存裡大部分 DK weight 的都是純棉的... (那沒事純棉的線買那麼多幹什麼啊？...)
I thought maybe I should stick to my queue and start this Diagonal Cable Sleeveless Top that I have had my eyes on for a long long time. I was planning to use Louet Sales MerLin (50% merino and 50% linen) for it. As it turned out, the yarn is too fine, the stitches on the gauge swatch (I didn't even want to finish the swatch) were too loose. Well, I could use a smaller size needle, but then I'll have to recalculate all the stitch count. With all those cables, I just don't feel like doing it. So, I guess I'll need to switch yarn. That's too bad, I bought this MerLin specifically with this top in mind, and I love this color! It is perfect for this design. I guess a DK weight yarn would be more suitable, in a merino blend with either cotton or silk (or bamboo would be nice too.) Pure cotton tends to lose its shape after a while, but somehow most of the DK weight yarns in my stash are cotton... (then why did I buy so many cotton yarns?...)
既然想不到適合的線，那就先擺著吧。往下看我的清單裡，再來已經有線的就是 Rusted Root 啦！昨晚試了一下織片，下了水現在還在等它乾，不過看起來應該可以，希望晚上就能開打啦！
Well, since I couldn't think of anything suitable for the cable top, I'd move on to the next one in my queue, which is Rusted Root. The yarn has been sitting in my stash for a long time. I finished the gauge swatch last night, it is still drying on the blocking board, but it looks promising. Hopefully I can cast on tonight!
嗯，還有 Joey 那邊還欠著一件鳳梨花對稱上衣，在想去跟柳屋訂原織圖用的線，這樣我就不用傷腦筋找線啦！
Hmmm... there's also the Crochet Pineapple Boatneck Top (#2) from Joey's August Crochet-Along projects... I have been thinking maybe I'll try ordering the yarn called for in the pattern from Yanagiya, then I won't have to worry if my yarn choices won't work!
2 weeks ago