I went and bought myself this gorgeous bamboo silk yarn at my LYS. I even found it in the sale section!
|Ella Rae Bamboo Silk "orange"|
|Its a bit more orange as this picture shows.|
And I'm going to knit Coachella.
This amazing drapey tank top.
I'm going to make it longer for so many reasons that need not be explained. But otherwise. I hope this yarn makes a great Coachella!
So I've done a couple swatches. Adjusted my needle size to suit and have cast on. Problem one. The one set of circulars I bought in bamboo are the 6mm I need for this project. The blunt tips and the fine yarn do not get along. I got very mad at my project this afternoon. I also have to knit the first 5 rows into the back of each stitch which is trickier and a pointier needle tip could really help right now. I'm so frustrated but dealing.
Next issue. My project is too small for the circular so I have to knit in Magic Loop method, which is fine except the stitches won't slide on and off the needle nicely. And this yarn is so deliciously soft its slippy!
*insert baby cry here*
BLARG! (I say that a lot. Can you tell I'm a Tina Fey fan?)
Or am I doing something wrong? I'm starting on the neckline so maybe things will change but it calls for circulars and my ends won't reach so...
Anyway, I shall persevere. I really want to have this tank. Summer is coming!
Stay tuned for updates... if you dare.