Sunday, February 03, 2008

Because this IS what I need to be doing right now.

I started a new project. A baby sweater. This is foolish for a number of reasons. I have lots of projects going or needing to go already. Then there's the whole, I'm really not sure if I have enough of the yarn to make this sweater. I have 1 full skein (100 grams) plus another 33 grams. The yarn is Fantasy Naturale by Plymouth Yarns, in 9490. I am currently OBSESSED with this yarh. I want to knit many things from this yarn. I love it. I am planning on ordering some skeins of 9701 from Patternworks. I haven't decided if I want to knit a sweater and hat or a blanket...I am thinking sweater/hat, because it's more likely they'll get done. What do you think? But I digress.

So anyway, I'm really not convinced I have enough of the 9490 to do a whole sweater, so I'm thinking about ordering some coordinating solid to do the sleeves and button band, but which color? The pink looks a little dark, I'm not a big fan of aqua, and they don't have a light lavender, just the lilac which looks to be the wrong purple. Any suggestions? Well, actually the 2576 might work (Patternworks calls it baby blue, but Yarndex calls it Lavender). I could just order a couple of different things and return (HA HA!) the one that doesn't work right?

And, because I'm me and just like to jump blindly into projects without adequate preparation, I am sure the sizing of this is going to be weird. I'm using this pattern, but I'm doing it on 6s instead of 8s for some reason that I cannot adequately articulate but I actually had one. So, perhaps it will be too small? But the Fantasy Naturale is a heavy worsted, so maybe it'll be too big? Well, it'll fit the frog sometime, right? Right!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

What does this say about me?

I am dreaming about yarn. And knitting. I've had several of these dreams of late, it's interesting. I am currently obsessing over yarn, and wanting to knit things for the new baby. And crochet blankets. It's odd. I'm not a very good crocheter. I saw a crocheted blanket in a yarn store a long time ago and LOVED it, and cannot for the life of me remember what it looked like. I have learned this lesson, I think. If I am mesmerized by something in a store, I need to acquire the pattern immediately, because I will need to knit it someday. Or crochet it, apparently.

But these dreams. Mainly in them I'm looking at yarn, which is something I like to do, so it's pleasant. The best one though, was the one in which I was sorting my sock yarn stash, and I kept finding pairs of socks I had knit!! It was funny, they were mostly in colors I don't actually like all that much (a lot of brown for example) but I was so psyched! I adore wearing handknit socks, and I don't have that many pairs completed yet, so clearly my subconscious wants me to knit more socks. OR! Hmm. Maybe it's related to the fact that there's a lot of brown in the new house, but I love it here. I don't know!

Still plugging away on the blanket, that's all I got brain for right now.