I have been going non-stop since..............................well, seems like for a long time. But, I took time to swatch up for Christine's Rose Garden which I have named - Gammy's Hope. About a year ago the owner of my LYS, Starla, contacted me telling me that a couple ladies had been in the shop asking about local knitting/spinning groups and she had told them she would give me their email, that I could probably steer them in the right direction. I contacted them and thus began a wonderful friendship.
They are a mother daughter team and two of the coolest people you will ever meet. Rolynn is the mother and Ashley is the daughter. They are the kinds of friends that I haven't really talked to them since last Fall until just recently and we just picked back up as if we never missed a step. I was so excited to hear they are opening up another LYS, Enchanted Yarns & Fibers. They also have an Etsy store by the same name.
Tuesday night I went to the Barnes & Noble Knit Group and we got into a discussion about the proper pronunciation of Etsy. Is it "ITsy?" Is it "EEtsy?" Is it "E" like egg? No wonder the world is in such a mess!!!!!!!!!
Anyways, as you know I joined another KAL, Christine's Rose Garden. I blame my good French Canadian friend, Sylvie. I asked Ashley to custom dye me some yarn for this KAL. Instead of laceweight I decided to go with a fingeringweight superwash. I don't know about you guys, I want a baby afghan that can be used and used and used without messing it up. OMG, this yarn that she dyed up for me is gorgeous. It is a superwash merino/bamboo blend that is simply unbelievable. I love the soft, spongy characteristics of it and the colors are so perfect.
Here is my swatch for this project, it measures 5" x 6". It is 30 stitches across so by using the fingeringweight and US Size 4's my finished baby afghan should measure approximately 32 inches.