Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Stashdown Yarn 1
Celtic from Rowan 40. I must have really liked it because I actually bought the same colours of the one in the magazine, quite a rarity! Clearly I didn't actually like it enough to get around to making it though and after purchasing Thrown Together by Kim Hargreaves I decided that the Felted Tweed would be put to much better use as an Olivia. Now I've spent some time thinking about this and although I do still like Olivia a lot I'm a bit unsure of whether it would suit me and I've decided to use the yarn for something else. Third plan lucky, eh? After a bit of searching I found 2 likely candidates. Caramel by Isabell Kraemer and Knotted by Wendy Bernard. I absolutely adore Caramel and I keep coming back to it as a favourite, but ultimately I want to make a stripy one and that would mean using a completely different yarn for the stripes so I'll keep it on ice for the future. For this reason and also because it is nearly summer now and Knotted seems like a more appropriate garment, I'm going to make Knotted. It has loads going for it, I can make the basic sleeveless version and then if I have plenty of yarn left I can add a hood and even sleeves as I go. I like the idea of that after some of the 'running out of yarn' issues I have been having later. Also I have all 3 Custom Knits books and have yet to knit a single thing from any of them, so I'm happy with my decision.