Good things come to those who wait...and beg
I recently blogged that I was hoping to find the Tatami Kimono pattern and some Sundara sport weight (now discontinued) to go with - and shucks if I didn't get both this week from fabulous Ravelers! Librarian Knits was willing to trade her Tatami pattern for a spare Yarn Harlot Casts Off book I had. And then I was able to buy some gorgeous Sundara in Stormy from The Lovely Emily - for basically buy-4-get-one-free - so I am even sporting wonderful savings on a project I have pined over forever. I'm stoked. Of course,I have not forgotten that I have never finished an adult sweater but here I sit on this new kit, as well as yarn for the Tangled Yoke, the Bristow and possibly the Drops Jacket - all the while I huddle accross the room, staring at the pieces of the Noro Cardigan that I am afraid to seam. Oh, this so has to be the year of the sweater, huh?
I did get the nerve to try something new this weekend - I cast on and am over half finished with a stranded Center Square hat. I've been meaning to try this since Susan made one (or two?). I have high hopes of trying to get one of Hello Yarns Fiddlehead mitten kits - which debut this week - and I figured knitting two yarns on honking needles would qualify me for this...why? *crickets chirping*
Anyways - I am also hoping to gain courage to try Endpaper Mitts, And maybe an awesome Little Inga hat, knit here by Hello Yarn - I think it is the color choices that suck me in. The Center Square hasn't been intimidating a bit so far, so maybe stranding is possible. I guess well see how those floats work out once I cast off - I have read some technique on this but gotta wonder if they will be too long, too loose, too tight....we'll see. So maybe I should not be celebrating stranding success just yet...
*And blogless Christine, for the official record, I look like a dufus in hats too - yet it isn't stopping me from admiring too many of them...doh!
Okay, lastly, the downside. It's is snowing like a fool again today - what is up? It is pretty, I'm thankful to be home and I that don't need to leave tonight - but tomorrow we are expecting 40 mph winds and possibly 40 below zero temps - I vote "enough" - any other midwesterners care to second that vote? sheesh.
p.s. 4 days Twizzler Free however, I did ask my friend if I could buy her some and watch her eat them *giggle* (I make light, but seriously, my mouth watered when I walked by them this a.m. at Kwiktrip...it's a long 6 weeks til Easter folks)