It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you got

I have yarn in my stash and it just wants to come out and ROAR.

I have so much 4ply

Is it bad if it's a whole lot of Rowan 4ply cotton?  More knitting on US2s, you say!?  I must be out of my knitting mind.  

I have been pretty good (sort of) as of late trying to not buy more yarn but I am weak.  When you spend a majority of your time in a place that you love like your LYS, ideas of knitting projects are all around At All Times and you want to buy everything.  Yarn seems to look you in the face saying, "oh come on Ms. M, Buy Me."

Usually I do fall for the yarn suduction, but today, I am home and need to realize what I already have, a rediculously big and wonderful stash. All it needed was a little pattern inspiration.  Enter Kim Hargreaves.  After knitting a time and effort consuming project like Blithe it can be easy to fall out of the knit high and wonder, what's next?

I wasn't left wondering that for too long because Patricia got in both Breeze and Nectar from the great Ms. Hargreaves. (not to mention the fall Interweave, Vogue and Knitscene magazines – Hello Fall, I heart you!)  With the balls of 4ply I found above I have decided to make Dawn and Buttercup. (The latter without fail will always make me think of 3 Amigos and to start singing "MY little Buttercup"  that or anything from the Princess Bride, "HUMPERDINK!").  

I also immediately casted on for the Heather Hoodie Vest in the Knitscene.  I'm going to do a little knitalong with my friend Jillian who got the yarn yesterday and might as well share our knitalong adventure here with you all too!

Heather Hoodie Vest

I'm using Cascade Eco Wool as a subsitute and found that I got gauge on 7mm, or US10.75.  Hearing stories of other people's knits with Eco Wool I know this yarn is going to give a little so I'm going to stop at that and make the small size.

So I guess there will be no wallowing for me as I'm already full steam ahead with the fall knits!

What are you knitting?? 

6 thoughts on “It’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you got

  1. Michele says:

    The hoodie vest looks great so far – love the color.
    I started on fall knitting early too. I’m working on a fairisle yoked sweater from Debbie Bliss. I can’t wait for the cooler weather!


  2. ann says:

    Margaux!!! Its Ann of Werewolf vs. Vampire fame – have a question about a pattern in fitted knits and I know you have the book – can I contact you via phone or text or email? If so….how???? my number is 646-251-6898 text me contact info if you can – thanks! Ann


  3. nova says:

    I am in the mode of using what I’ve got too. I am knitting a men’s vest at the moment. It’s taking an eternity. I think I want to knit that hoodie though, I have some BEaverslide that, I think, would fit the bill nicely.


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