a little verklempt...
I thought I had the perfect Rowan Cork in my stash for a Drops Jacket - now I am not sure. The gauge swatch seems to dictate that I need to use the second version - but will I have enough yarn, that is the question. There a few people over at Ravelry who have a skein or two of this discontinued yarn in my shade - I'm so etiquette conscious - do you just ask, hey, can I buy your yarn if I get the ribbing on the sleeve and don't have enough? I think I would be deserpate enough to do this. Or, do I just find a more suitable yarn in a color I will love and buy more yarn for my bulging stash? OMG, the insanity of it all. I think I will throw caution to the wind and just start with my Cork and see what happens. Goodbye dear friend, goodbye caution!
Yarntini in Cherry Cordial
On a better note, I have some socks. I finished them on the 31st, so in January I got my Yarntini socks on and off of the needles. I'm pleased at their identical appearance, these came from the same egg, baby! I can't say enough how cozy and sproingy Yarntini is. I have ventured off and found many fabulous sock yarns, but this is perhaps my most favorite - well, a close tie with Wollmeise perhaps. Now, again, I may need to buy a sweater to match my new socks.
Last but not least I wanted to gush, yet again, about Ravelry. I have done some trading this month, in an effort to keep myself contented without actually buying yarn. Look at the spoils...I traded for and got some Sereknitty in Breakfast at Tiffany's - if for the name alone - but blue and brown are a match made in the heavens. And some Yarn Love, this is new to me - but I love this Bayfield Apple colorway. And some Sundara, Tuscan Rose over Lemon - sounds like a wonderful cobbler dessert, and kind of looks like one too. What fun! And I may be negotiating for some Sundara Sport in a smoky colorway. I have wanted to make the Tatami Kimono forever and as soon as I decided, yup - gonna do it - the yarn became unavailable, as in forever...and why didn't I buy that darn pattern for the day I found the destined yarn? doh! Here's hoping someone will come through for me!