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Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Ode to ONDE
Onde = Wave

I’ve made a little experimental progress on Le Gilet Onde.


I am making my first sleeve! Why get excited about a sleeve? Well, here at the ChicKnits Workshop sleeves are like a giant case of the cooties.

Avoid them!

Act like they don’t exist, even though your perfect garment of choice is always a sweater with not one but TWO SLEEVES…

So, by starting my Onde with a Sleeve Fest, I kill two birds with one stone:

1. I get those pesky cootie crawlin’ things out of the way right away.
2. I get to see how a NEW YARN acts under the needle.

CONCLUSION: I love this stuff. I was, like many of you out there, ready to flame it to a melted little pile over its acrylic content and small gauge, but wonder of wonders, my instincts held and it is going to be a BEAUT!

7 responses to “Wednesday, April 7, 2004”

  1. Knittykim says:

    Sleeves….I shudder at the thought! I am waiting breathlessly for my Onde delivery, and will start then. Went with the Volcan (pink to orange-ish). Good to hear that the yarn really is knittable.

  2. Shetha says:

    I *so* want this yarn and I *so* cannot find out where to get it.

  3. Silvia says:

    I love it too! Couldn’t put it down, change color CHANGE! I am impressed by your sleeve prowess, bold move…

  4. andrea says:

    the only way i can stand doing sleeves is to do both simultaneously on long circulars. then at least i only have to go through it once!

  5. Kat says:

    Ooh, looks yummy!

  6. Tracey says:

    What a fabulous idea, I always dreaded sleeves. The color looks lovely from my monitor. Any new chicknits patterns in the works?

  7. Elaine says:

    I love that colour….think i might have to go find some Onde…I like the idea of doing the sleeves first…and at the same time even better!

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