When I started this shawl, I thought it would be a lazy diversion. I never imagined that it would take me more than a year to complete, and that I would be diverted from this half a dozen times. The … Continue reading
A few weeks ago I had the biggest knitting f*up of my life. I’ll save the details (and the gory photos) for another post, but let’s just say I put about 80 hours over the course of a year knitting my dream sweater and I was minutes from finishing when I realized . . . I couldn’t. It wasn’t going to work. Nothing for it but burn it or frog it.
I’m officially done crying about the wasted yarn and wasted time. . . Maybe this is a blessing in disguise, you see just after I cast on with my second yarn purchase I found the sweater yarn of my dreams. Now I’m seeing this as an opportunity to knit my dream sweater in my dream yarn. Ever since I stumbled on the Raven Clan family of colors at Blue Moon Fiber Arts I’ve been obsessed! Unfortunately, their website does not have images of every colorway in every yarn, and their really is a huge variation from how one yarn to the next regarding how each fiber picks up dye. So hard to decide but I’ve finally narrowed down the colorway I want to Corvid, Corvid Fledge, Grawk, Grawk Fledge, and Thraven (hey, narrowed down from 20 to 5 isn’t bad). So I ordered one of each in three different yarns: Gaea (worsted 4ply Organic Merino), Peru (50% Alpaca / 30% Merino / 20% Silk ), and Twisted (three plies of regular merino and one ply of superwash merino).
I can’t wait to open that box . . .