Thursday, 23 August 2007

Frantic Searches for Seriously Good Yarn.

Yesterday at lunch I decided I had to escape the office. I have gone to the river valley for several months to work on projects, but its been a little cool for that. Possibly my thinking its too cool to work, is that I'm chicken but there is also a pretty good chance that I just needed to get it out of my system. Yarn buying that is.

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.


Gina said...

Oh, that yarn looks absolutely scrumptious. I just want to touch i through the screen. Can't wait to see it transformed.

Anonymous said...

I didn't comment yesterday but I really like the color and the stitches or pattern (?? what's the right wording)on the blue sweater. You know, you make so many things I hardly ever see, and I know you had your yellow sweater for some time, but I think I only ever saw you wear it once. Oh yah, prabably because I haven't visited much. It's so great that your blog is inspiring to gina. GD