So you know exactly what state I am in.
Even in the throws of personal gloom, there has been a lot of very positive things.
I managed another repeat of the latest pattern in my wrap.
there will be one more complete pattern before I move on to another twisted stitch design. I am so glad I am using this yarn for it. It just shows everything off so wonderfully.
I knit the bulk of a sleeve yesterday.
And that left me time for more of that contemplation thing I have been doing. Yesterday, I contemplated this.
Madelintosh Twist Light. the multi looks a little out of place sitting there but if you take it out and open the hanks, and twist it and a couple of the greens together to really see how the colours look together, it has just the right sort of punch. And more green that it seems in the hank.
I debated over this for a bit. There wasn't quite enough of the green for a full sweater and I have so much yarn already for striped sweaters that I hated to add even more. It struck me, though, that 4 of these generous skeins, 384 m each plus one of the coloured ones, would be enough for a fingering weight Shalom.
My first Shalom bit the dust a while ago.
I wore it to death. Cascade Eco is a great yarn, but I found it pilled heavily and the wear areas needed to be more firmly knit for a good lasting fabric. I knit this on 5 mm needles and while the ribbed sections still looked great, the stockinette sections were in really bad shape. I felted it a little hoping for some stability but it felted too much so done.
I am kind of eager to work with the Madelinetosh. The richly coloured ribs surrounded by crisp greens. Oh yes. I can see it!
I love contemplating! It makes me feel so much less an Eeyore and much more a Pooh. wonder what I could dream about today?