I got distracted by pretty yarn. It’s not like I don’t have a ton of pretty yarn already in my stash but I got distracted the other Friday and I picked up 2 skeins of a Neighborhood Fibre Co limited edition fall color, Poppleton.
Isn’t she lovely? It’s like Fell’s Point in reverse. And since the only had 2 skeins (800 yards) I figured that wouldn’t be enough so I picked up an accent color in turquoise and then I went home and proceeded to work on something not in my queue and totally not on my list but still a good selfish knitting project and something I can cast on for the Summer Sweater Knit Along. Besides, my goal is to have a closet full of sweaters I knit, I might as well have sweaters inspired with beautiful yarn!
I was looking at the Joji Locatelli Boxy Sweater previously as a great throw on sweater and then I stumbled upon the free pattern for Seamless Simplicity from Classic Elite Yarns. It has a dropped sleeve and similar shape to the boxy sweater (I’ve wanted to do another dropped sleeve sweater since I made my Ruby Woo cardigan) and it required 984 yards of dk weight yarn in my size and the studio worsted is really a light worsted/dk weight and with 2 balls of Poppleton I have 800 yards and I figured that has to be enough for the body, right? I’d do the ribbing and sleeves in the turquoise – totally logical thought process.
Of course now I’m terrified I’ll be playing another dangerous game of yarn chicken. LOL I just don’t see these 800 yards giving me the 14 inches of body from the underarm. Oh well, perhaps there will be a turquoise band at the bottom? I’m going to make the best of it because it will still be a lovely sweater. I’m dying to add in the turquoise so perhaps a band of it should go in the middle? I don’t know. I need to try it on and see where it’s hitting me right now and determine if I want to add a band of bright color soon or just play chicken and perhaps just have deeper ribbing in the turquoise than I originally planned.
And in other news, the dogs seem to be getting along pretty well. This picture was the first time they’ve gotten close to a snuggle on the couch. We’ve had Jelly for a good 2 1/2 weeks and she’s starting to settle into a routine and seems to be okay at home all day with Cher. Cher seems to be adjusting but I laugh because sometimes she acts like the 12 year old lady of the house she is and wants Jelly to stop doing zoomies around the living room. I’m still learning more and more about her every day but she’s really a sweet girl with a little bit of sass in her and I love it. She does like to wake me up on occasion in the middle of the night for a snuggle but so does Cher so I don’t really complain. I typically scoop 1 or 2 of them up and just keep snoozing. Half the time my husband doesn’t even notice until he gets up in the morning that there are dogs in the bed!
I’ve actually finished up two other baby/dog projects but am waiting on my buttons to be delivered so I can do a full post on those. Otherwise it’s knitting, dog snuggling and GRE prep every evening for me!
6 Replies to “Stitching Status: Pretty Yarn & Playing Chicken”
Go for it! Be brave, knit with the Poppleton until it runs out and then see where you are and THEN add in the turquoise 😉 Either way, I’m sure it will be a faboo piece once you’re finished! 😉
Oh, GRE prep. I feel for you. Thankfully I only took it twice and ended up going to do my master’s at a school that didn’t require them. As for yarn chicken, it’s an inevitable game. I’m sure you’ll win.
My masters didn’t require it but the PhD program does for the same school. I am such a horrible test taker I’m feeling a little less than confident but I’ll get through it!
Such beautiful yarn! Love the colors—they look like you. And with turquoise? Even better.
Thanks! I’m ready to see the turquoise added to it!