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A Year in Sundara

Wednesday, 4 February, 2009

Jokingly, I said this on a Ravelry message board:

‘I’m not saying this to brag, but I have a lot of Sundara. And I know I’m not going to stop buying it, so I think I need to sit myself down in front of a mirror, Stuart Smalley style, and tell myself that I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, if I don’t knit exclusively with Sundara for an entire year I’m going to kick the crap out of myself.’

But the more I thought about it, the more I really liked the idea. Sundara yarn is SO BEAUTIFUL.

Sock in Bronzed Forest

I get giddy at the idea of knitting her yarns. But the colors are so amazing (and often are one of a kind) that I often shy away from knitting with it, which is not only wasteful but must be disheartening to Sundara. Putting all the effort into dyeing yarn, and many people are hesitant to use it.

Aran Silky Merino in Black over Violet

I have more than enough yarn right now to knit with only her yarn for an entire year, and I will surely be acquiring a lot more. I counted, and I have 40 skeins of Sundara sock yarn alone!

Sock in Mint over Toffee

I’ve been able to collect multiple skeins of a few colors, and because of that I’ll be able to knit just about any type of project I want – socks, shawls, sweaters, scarfs. I might not have the exact yarn I want to make a certain project, but I should be able to buy what I need or make something similar.

Silk Lace in Amazon Gold

Undoubtedly it’s going to be somewhat tough. I’m sure I’ll be tempted to knit with other yarn. There are a few projects, both for myself and for my family, that I want/need to finish before my year of Sundara. Specifically, socks for my brother, mittens for my Mom, and Hey Teach for myself. I’m thinking it will be mid-March before I can start.

Sock in Saddle Bronco

This means I’m going to be putting aside my Lace Ribbon Scarf for a bit to focus on other projects. I’m going to have to power knit my way though the next month and a half to make sure I can start on time. But it will be more than worth it!

Remember on Friday I’m having a drawing for a surprise package. Details here!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 9:59 am

    Oh, wow. The thought of knitting with Sundara yarn exclusively is making me giddy. I am a Sundara virgin. I love petting the yarns, looking at them longingly but will have to find the courage and skill to knit with them at some point. At the rate the updates are being snapped up, I don’t think I will be able to get my hands on anymore Sundara. But I do have 3 subscriptions and one very lucky LE offering I managed to get into that would tide me over. And of course a purchase which has been the bane of my Ravelry existence!

    I will be watching your projects page closely for more Sundara wonders!

    And in case you are short of cash and feel like destashing some of these lovely, I’d like to take dibs! 🙂

  2. Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 11:01 am

    I just made my first Sundara purchase last night and am eager to get my hands on it. From what I’ve seen it’s hard to go wrong project-wise with such gorgeous materials. I’m excited to see what your Year of Sundara will produce.

  3. Wednesday, 4 February, 2009 11:03 am

    Gawd, I love her stuff. Thing is, I’m not much of a sock knitter so, though I have a few skeins kicking around, I’m waiting to get my hands on the soon to be re-introduced worsted. Hats, mittens, scarves….mmmmm….

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