And then I never knit them. Some of them, I know I will never knit at all. Some of them are still maybe's but honestly, the way things go, I would forget I had the pattern and would buy it again. And shawls? Even in shawls, my tastes have changed somewhat, though I still hope to knit the ones I bought long ago, just not tomorrow.
Things change and I came to realize that there is always another sweater or shawl on the horizon to love. About 3 years into my heavy knitting career, I stopped pre-buying single patterns for anything. I did buy books, though over time, even that turned into a tendency to buy books that were more technique based or historical rather than just be a wonderful grouping of patterns.
When I sat down to gamble through Twist Collectives collection of patterns, I really was intending to look at things and dream of more hours in the day. But the more I started thinking about it, the more sense it made to me to purchase the things I already had yarn for. Like this wonderful sweater.
I would put photos in, but since this blog is written on the fly, there hasn't been time to ask the designer if I might use the photos.
And then, well, then there is this shawl. Trousseau. I have loved this shawl from the moment I saw it. I love how it changes directions. I have a skein of particularly precious skein of Alpaca with a Twist Fino that was given to me by one of the friends who kind of led me to knitting. It has taken a long while to decide on a pattern. It took a longer time to understand that it was time to knit up the really precious stuff so I may have the joy of wearing it.
It only seemed right to purchase Celestarium too. I have 3 skeins of Zitron Filigran in a soft dusty denim like blue. I originally bought it to make a Shipwrecked Shawl, but I know me. I would give up knitting the lace at the end when I was tired and lose the whole purpose of the shawl, which is, the flow and drape of the end lace.when I saw Celestarium, I knew it was really the shawl the yarn had been wanting. I already have the right beads too, and plenty of them due to a mega "gosh these silver lined beads are cheap and who know when you might need a gallon of silver lined clear beads" purchase years ago. Celestarium and a shawl of the night sky will be mine.
And then I had yarn bought on a whim for Courant. My good friend, Frazzledknitter, loves Icelandic Wools and Einband and led me to it kicking and screaming. Kicking and screaming because I could not get there fast enough. Once I knit with Einband, and particularly, once I wore Einband, I was caught. About the same time the pattern came out, she had a colourcard of einband, and I saw two colours that just had to be together a teal and a kind of mustardy yellow green. The yarn was in my hands almost before I knew it, and all I am waiting for is the time to knit it. Why not get the pattern now?
Yesterday was pattern-a-paloozza here at Chez Needles and I can't wait to work on each and every one of these. I have the needles. I have the yarn. All I need is time. Sweet lovely time.
It is all well and good but I also need time for 4 Jahereszeiten - Herst and the Dancing Reindeer Shawl both of which I also have they yarn, specifically purchased for the pattern, and the patterns, so like I said, time.
I wonder if Santa will bring me time in my stocking this year. It is really what I need most of all.