So while knitting by the pool, I made the discovery that the pattern I picked for a new sweater was for a different weight yarn.
Well, after scouring Ravelry, I picked a new pattern, and casted on!
The pattern is Vignette by Amy Herzog, which I plan to make with full-length sleeves.
I’m starting on the back, and I was sad to figure out that the back is fairly plain. None of the fun parts until the front or the sleeves.
But this one is for me, so that’s a change from what I have been knitting recently. I’m using this sweater as a “practice” sweater, seeing how I can play with the fit before I start sweaters with better yarn.
Better yarn? What I mean to say is more expensive, natural yarns. I’m trying to not be a yarn snob. I am reminding myself that for every yarn there is a season, and a project for every yarn under heaven (that’s how that goes, right?). This is a 80/20 acrylic/wool yarn, and while it’s working up okay, I’m still thinking about some of the Capretta yarn I have in my stash.
Do you ever mentally cheat on yarn? Work with one yarn, but be thinking about yarn in your stash, that next project on the horizon?