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!


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

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

  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!

  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!

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

  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! : )

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

  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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