2.12.2008

Ease of Cotton-ease

Back maybe three-four years ago when I first started knitting I used to follow Knitter's Review like a diligent student. When the big hoopla about Lion Brand cotton-ease being discontinued began I fell victim to greed and bought tons of the stuff, in blue, light blue, orange, yellow, any color I could get my grubby little hands on. And you know what? When I finally got around to using the stuff on an actual garment for me, I realized that I hated wearing it. ***(Please also note this yarn it is no longer discontinued so really this was a huge lesson in haste makes waste)****

Anyway, me and Cotton-ease don't mesh on garments but for baby products. I LOVE it! Honestly, L-O-V-E. It washes easily (just wash with warm water and toss in the dryer) and it knits up so fast it almost knits itself.

Without further ado, may I present....

Diamond and Smock Cover
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Pattern: Diamond and Smock Cover (pdf link)
Yarn: 5 balls of Cotton Ease in Light Blue on Size 9 needles.
Recipient: Not me =) It's for a friend who is expecting in March.
Likey? Yep. The smocking was fun. It wasn't the best knit for watching movies (the only time I really get to knit) but I made do.


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p.s. thanks for all your nice comments about my knockoff!

8 comments:

toya said...

this is beautiful, i love the design

Adrienne said...

GORGEOUS!!! That color is beautiful!

Stephanie said...

It's beautiful! I can't wait to learn to knit well. I'm taking a class this weekend so luckily I don't have to wait that long.

soknitpicky said...

This turned out so well! And yes, I love Cotton Ease for certain uses too!

Nancy said...

beautiful! I'm always drawn to cotton yarns but they can knit up so weird and heavy and sometimes stiff, it definitely seems important to find just the right project, which you definitely did!

christina said...

So so pretty...

Linda said...

Very beautiful work!

-Linda

Beth said...

Your blanket is simply gorgeous!