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Sunday, 17 May, 2009

Today is a beautiful spring day.

The flowers are blooming.

I’ve got a new friend.

This is Cleo, who is as good as a stray, and I’m claiming as mine.

And I cast on for a new project.

But with this project comes a confession. It’s not knit in Sundara yarn.

I wanted to knit with only Sundara for a year. I really did. But with her worsted yarn not only very expensive but also almost impossible to come by, the writing was on the wall. There are several worsted weight cardigans calling my name, and I have enough yarn in my stash to knit 15 sweaters, a statement which makes me all sorts of happy. All those yards and yards of yarn, waiting for their turn to be knit up.

Here are some of my beauties, starting on the left: Madelinetosh Worsted in Oxblood, Madelinetosh Worsted in Fjord, and Juliespins MCN200 in Hardwood.

The project above is the Dream in Color Shrug, which I’m knitting out of Dream in Color Classy in Cloud Jungle. It should be finished by now, but I made a total rookie mistake of assuming my two skeins of yarn would match and I wouldn’t have to alternate balls. They didn’t match at all, so my options were to A. have a shrug where one part was noticeably more variegated than the other, or to B. rip it out and start it over. I’m a perfectionist, and chose B.

I’m still working on my Roll Edge Cardigan, but I ran out of yarn and set it aside until the rest of my yarn gets here.

Hope you understand about the Sundara. I don’t like making goals I’m not able to keep, but I dislike not being able to knit what I want even more.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. knittingdaisies permalink
    Sunday, 17 May, 2009 4:29 pm

    I had the same problem with some DiC Classy I was using for a baby blanket. In their skein forms they all looked quite similar, but when knitted up were noticeably different.

    Good luck with your shrug – I’ve got that pattern in my Rav queue 🙂

  2. Sunday, 17 May, 2009 11:31 pm

    Well, its not like you are using Red heart or acrylic…hehehehe! You can still have a great year in Sundara if you have one Sundara project on the needles at all times! I’m kind of like that with STR…love it and almost always have some of it on the needles!

  3. Tuesday, 19 May, 2009 12:17 pm

    Cleo is so adorable! & OMG that yarn! So beautiful.

  4. Thursday, 21 May, 2009 3:16 pm

    Oh WOWZA that MadTosh is beyond lovely–love it:)

  5. liz permalink
    Friday, 22 May, 2009 10:12 am

    Oh Cleo is a cutie!
    It is sad to not meet goals but not doing what you really want to when it is supposed to be a hobby is worse. I just like looking at the stuff you knit. It’s all gorgeous. As are those yarns – Yowza.

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