I’ve been looking at The Wandering Flock yarn for a bit, always wanting to grab some but never having the color I want in stock in the base I want. Then late the other night as I was aimlessly searching the internet in bed, I scooped up 6 skeins of worsted weight in the color Cosmic Tie Dye…no regrets.
I am not always a pastel person but this pastel yet neon rainbow was so intriguing. I knew I had to have it. And as soon as it arrived I immediately wound up a skein and got to work on a project in spite of everything else I was working on. That’s when you know the yarn is good, when you stop everything to knit with it.
I decided to knit the Garnered Cardigan by Alicia Plummer, I lovingly call this my Sweetart Sweater (I love candy). I knew I wanted to knit a cardigan because staying at home has left me wanting a few cardigans to just throw on over whatever tee or sleeveless tank I’m wearing. When I’m upstairs in my office it gets warmer than our lower levels, so I also wanted shorter sleeves and preferably some lace just to make it interesting. This was a perfect combination.
Since I knit this with worsted and not aran weight, I went down a needle size to a 9 and this worked up quickly. It reminded me how much I love knitting with worsted weight and up yarn.
But really it was about all the rainbow goodness in this yarn. It’s soft and dreamy in the hands and in just 11 days I had a finished object. Added bonus, I only used up 4 of the 6 skeins on this project so I’ve got 2 skeins left that can become something else.
To say I’m beyond excited about this one is definitely an understatement. Now what to knit next?