When I got the email from Knit Picks
that they were having a (presumably Halloween-related) orange and black yarn sale (sorry, it's over already), I clicky-click-clicked through as fast as I could.
Recently I picked my five favorite queued patterns on Ravelry and wrote down the yardage and yarn weight on a card. I grabbed my card (because if I clicked through to Ravelry I'd get sucked, in never to return) and tried to imagine each in orange or black.
Luckily, there was one, Vitamin D
that I could imagine in a golden yellow, mostly because the pattern writer used that color to make hers. And, since I like to order at least $50 worth of yarn so I get the free shipping, I decided to buy the yarn for one more.
Well, I knew I didn't want two orange sweaters and I've heard horror stories about knitting with super dark colors, like black, so ... I got sucked into Ravelry. Ha! At least I resisted for a bit.
As I was scrolling through my queue, Andrew walked by and made a face. He thought most of what was on the page looked frumpy or Grandpa-ish. I'll be honest, left to my own devices I would dress like a crumpled old man who lives as a hermit in a tree stump, so he was probably right.
I had him scroll through the 6 pages of sweaters and cardigans in my queue to see if our tastes intersected at all. Synergy was achieved with Tenaya
. I really liked the blue on the model, so I picked that for myself, too.
Here are the two colors I bought in "sweater quantiaties."
Golden Heather has light and dark heathering. So beautiful and rich.
Bermuda Heather has green and blue heathering. Like being underwater. It should be gorgeous.
To round out my stash, I got one of the sale skeins of Swish in washable wool in Allspice (this wool doesn't bother me ... woo hoo!).
I added to my single-skein stash of Cot-Lin (cotton/linen blend). Both the Black and Clementine were on sale.
And, because I needed just a few dollars more to meet my $50 free shipping threshold and I didn't already have these colors, I stuck Wave Heather and Magenta Heather in my cart.
As you can imagine, as soon as I got this yarn I wanted to start the sweaters ... BUT!!!! I have three unfinished sweaters stashed around the apartment and I felt sweater-guilt. Complete and total sweater-guilt.
I pulled out The Last Detail,
on Sunday and finished up the sleeves in a fit of rage-knitting. I am really hating that sweater right now. Well, I hate it when I'm working on it, but when I try it on I think it's cute. I'm hoping that once I'm done-done (I still need to weave in ends and block it) that I will fall back in love with it.
I'm also contemplating blocking and sewing up my Helena
. I know, crazy, right? :) Sigh, I will do it, though. I will. I finished knitting that in June, for Pete's sake.
Not to mention that last-last weekend I started another Hemlock in a different size. Oh, my. So much knitting to do! :)