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.