I've mentioned a few time how all I seem to want to knit lately is cardigans and sweaters. Socks and lace are all well and good, but I'm really craving the deep satisfaction from knitting a sturdy garment. Now normally this would be sheer folly in the middle of July. But since Mother Nature is apparently completely off her bird (it was a balmy 18 degrees here today), I guess it's understandable.
As I've also mentioned a few times, I have very little in terms of sweater yarn in the stash. At least, none that is suitable for the kinds of cardigans I want to knit Right Now. Quite the conundrum when you're on a (self-imposed) yarn diet.
Yeah well... about that? I had a wee bit of a slip up. Ahem.
It started innocently enough. I was going through my queue a while back, adding tags so I could find patterns (cardigans) I wanted to knit easier, and I came across Jared Flood's Hemlock Ring Blanket pattern.
I love this pattern. And it seemed to COMPLETELY fit my cravings. I mean? Lace AND a comfort item? AT THE SAME TIME? I was so there. And a little later on, I just happened to be browsing Red Bird Knits' site (Googling "Cascade + Ecological Wool + sale") where, would you know it?, they just happened to be having a sale on Ecological Wool! I KNOW, right?
So yeah, 2 hanks of Ecological Wool, in the Greyed Taupe colorway, destined to become a Hemlock Blanket.
Then! Then Robyn sent me ANOTHER pattern for my birthday. She had read that I was in lust, I mean LOVE, with Connie Chang Chinchio's Broderie, and bought me the pattern. What was I supposed to do??? It was entrapment, I tell you!
I was forced to purchase 11 balls of RYC Bamboo Soft in the Jewel colourway (the new Kim Hargreaves colours). FORCED I tell you.
Yup. That's my story, and I'm sticking with it.
Happy Knitting Everyone!