Tuesday, July 11, 2006
My Canapone from Elann.com arrived yesterday and its gorgeous! (I'm hoping I can use this as a more affordable substitute for Euroflax linen for the hand towels) The colors are so rich, I promptly cast on, I couldn't wait to work with it. I haven't even finished my first towel in the Euroflax linen yet! At first I thought the hemp seemed softer, but it worked up pretty similar to the linen only shinier.
I am a little concerned though the Canapone calls for size 3! When I started my first towel in linen I ripped it out and started over with smaller needles because I just can't seem to knit tight enough when moving back and forth between knit and purl stitches. Hopefully I'll have one of each done soon so I can share. Anyone else finished a hand towel yet?
On the needles: Absorba (still, I can't get motivated to finish it), Hand towel using linen and hand towel using hemp, wash cloth.
Anyway, I look forward to your experience! Please keep us posted!
I really want to hear how that yarn works out.
i've been looking at doing the linen towels out of the linen yarn the pattern calls for, but i have a question:
can you actually use them? like, on your body and/or your face?
or are they just for decoration?