Thursday, September 22, 2016

Situational Monogamy.

I've been faithful to my husband for over 35 years, but apparently I cannot be in a monogamous relationship with one knitting project for even a week.

I put the yarn away when the beautiful kit for My Cryptonite arrived last week from Skein (I haven't even taken a photo to share with y'all!)

I looked the other way when the BrooklynTweed collection dropped last week AND when the lovely new Shibui Drift arrived in the shop.

But yesterday, when I saw Thea Colman's latest cardigan, I succumbed. It was this detail shot of the back neckline that sent me over the edge. And a saddle shoulder - I've never done that!
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...and - I'm not gonna lie - a worsted weight project on something bigger than a size 4 needle.

I came home from class with nine skeins of Woolfolk FÅR and the pattern. This morning I swatched. Surprisingly, my gauge is a bit tight, so I'm going up a needle size - to a NINE! - to swatch again. With any luck, I'll be ready to cast on tomorrow.

I was so smitten with the design, I even purchased Dry Curaçao to make the suggested cocktail. I'm planning to give it a try after class tonight and will report back.

Hopefully I'll get a few more blanket repeats done today, so I won't feel quite so guilty about cheating!

8 comments:

  1. Size 9 needles mean instant gratification! Who needs monogamy when it comes to knitting? It's all about enjoying what you're doing.

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  2. Love the details on that sweater and the color you chose!

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  3. That Woolfolk FÅR looks pretty darn sexy to me; no wonder you couldn't resist the temptation to carry on behind the blanket's back!

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  4. La,la,la,la,la,la,la looking away...I saw that cardi too and did double take. And now you're talking size 9's! That is hard to resist!

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  5. If one is going over the edge it may as well be for something grand!

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  6. How could you possibly resist Roxborough's alluring charms? That collar is just beautiful! And My Cryptonite might be one I have to add to my library - I love Melanie Berg's patterns! : )

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  7. I should have never looked at this post-I'm closing my computer now!

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  8. Oh, man. I am doing a bit of blog catching-up this morning... I have a feeling you could already be finished with this project! Size 9s!! ;)

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