The urge built for days, and I tried so hard to be good. But since I came across Calorimetry, its been non stop semi-lust at my house since. I couldn't stand it any more, and just had to go and look. According to my blog its only been 3 days, but I'm pretty sure that its been weeks, since I lusted after lovely yarn in worsted weight. Maybe my blog lies. I am weak.
There were so many good choices. Some wondrous yarns from Finland, some alpaca, some of my most favoured Blue Moon yarn were all looked at and chosen. And then I spotted this.
Zitron 'Loft' yarn. Its a felting yarn, but I think it will be OK. Heck The Girl and I might decide to felt the project anyway. A headband like that, felted? Yeah, it would work in a big way. I fell in love with the colour - the picture doesn't do it justice at all - and the feel of it. Oh my. I'm almost sure I'll have to work on this tonite. I just don't know if I'm strong enough to resist.
I did resist this morning. It was easy, there was a distinct chill in the study. I worked on the sweater, and have about 6 rows, maybe 8, to finish off the back. I might make a small change in the pattern yet. It has a straight across the back of the neck collar area, and in Lily Chin's Couture Crochet, she talks a little about better fitting back neck areas. If I drop some stitches on the last row at the neck, the fit of the finished project might be better. Then on to the fronts, which I've already planned to change. A full zipper to turn it into a jacket instead of the polo type neck the pattern shows.
So many projects, so little time. Why do I work when there are better things... oh right. Work deals with that little yarn buying problem I seem to be developing.
Oh, and that little hank of white stuff? Unspun yarn. For the soles of slippers. Yeah some of those are in the works too.