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Not that sweater.

Yesterday I received my Knit Picks order in the mail. The Shine yarn I ordered was not as I expected for colors. In fact one was NOTHING like I expected and now I don’t know what to do with it. I may just order another skein in a different color and make a hat or something out of the color I didn’t expect to get (ordered correctly, but not what I expected for color – it’s SO different than the website/catalog). I won’t get into that, though, because it’s no big deal. I did get one of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s books and I totally love it! I have a feeling you’ll see one of those Baby Surprise Jackets that everyone else is making right now. For some reason, I just have this need to make it even though there is no recipient for it.

Now, on to the major thing at hand. I bought enough Wool of the Andes to make the Wheat-Ear Cabled Yoke sweater that was on the cover of the Summer 2007 issue of Interweave Knits. As I was swatching and preparing myself for casting on in a few weeks for the Knit-along, I was looking at the sweater, going over the pattern and I just kept thinking: "How much do I really like this sweater?" I mean, a sweater is a big commitment and I want to get a bit of wear out of it – I don’t want it to suffer the fate of other FO’s and just sit in the stash after being completed and not get any use. I don’t really knit to get useful things, honestly. I knit because I really LOVE knitting. However… this is a SWEATER. This will be my third if you want to count the one that I’m currently working on which is a cardigan.

I love, love, love this color. It’s a deep purple and it’s heathered – BEAUTIFUL! I want people to see this gorgeous yarn and I want to wear it.

So… I had a change of heart. I didn’t want this Wheat-Ear Cabled Yoke sweater any longer. I was going to make modifications and while that is not a problem, I just wasn’t up to it if I wasn’t going to love it when it was done. I’m thinking of a different pattern now, possibly a pullover, but I’m also considering a cardigan.

I don’t know what it’s going to become right now, but I’m on the lookout for a new sweater. The yarn is aran/worsted weight and if you have any suggestions on what to make with it now, I’m open to possibilities.

Suggestions anyone?


I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

2 thoughts on “Not that sweater.

  1. Hey!
    So, I started my Wicked from Zephyr Style the other day and I’m so in love with it. I think, depending on your gauge, that it might work with the WotA.
    What did you get the shine for and which color is it? I lurve shine!

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