Here we go again. I had a wonderful post typed yesterday, it was witty and engaging. Unfortunately you will have to make do with this one because the internet ate yesterdays.
I visited my mother this weekend and while there took a look through her yarn. She doesn’t knit but she does buy yarn. This yarn is for me to knit for her. It works pretty well, she usually sews something for me in return. In January she bought some Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed. I have knit with the DK version of this yarn (my CPH) and I love it. It is squishy and soft and tweedy. I decided to bring this yarn home with me.
As soon as I got home I grabbed some needles to swatch, you know, just to see how it knit up (denial, I know.) Mom also purchased a pattern that she wanted this yarn to be so I thought I’d just pull out the pattern and have a quick look (another mistake). After swatching and looking over the pattern I thought it wouldn’t hurt to cast on for the ribbing (HA!) I have tried really hard lately to only knit one thing at a time and you all may remember that I am working on the sleeves for another sweater and no they are not done yet. Therefore I began rationalizing.
If I cast on for this sweater I will have something simple to knit at knit group. (The current pattern is very basic.)
If I start this sweater I will be able to follow a pattern and not think too much. (The current sweater pattern notes are all finished.)
I had planned on knitting this sweater for Mother’s Day which is way way overdue. (Mom had no idea this was my plan.)
If I start now I can have this sweater finished by mom’s birthday in October. (This is of course contingent on my knitting daily which probably won’t happen because my back is STILL bothering me.)
I really really want to start something new. (Imagine that sentence in an incredibly whiny 13 yr old girl tone and you will get a glimpse of how desperate I was getting with myself.)
To summarize with a picture. Here is the ribbing:
The color is WAY off, I need to take some more pictures. The yarn is really a soft green with yellowy green and cranberry speckles. Here is the close up photo from yesterday.