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.