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