Monday, January 16, 2006
The Importance of Being Earnest
Schaefer yarn hand paint scarf. Scarf by Allison. Sunshine by chance.
I am pattern searching in earnest. Only one WIP makes me uneasy. I need a social WIP that allows me to interact while knitting, and a must concentrate knit. The must concentrate is the current WIP: lace socks.
Al and I went to Mosaic in Des Plaines yesterday as they have nice Sunday hours and a great store. I am stash knitting these days; this allowed me to go along with Al and check the pattern sale in the backroom. 1.00 a pattern currently.
The patterns are older. Nothing wrong with that. A great pattern is ageless. But,
The yarns are unavailable. Substitute, you say. Sometimes, I just cannot do that. The visual is too strong for me. Al can look at any pattern and she's already decided she loves it: with a different color yarn, different neckline and she's set. Ah youth, so flexible. So confident.
So I am still looking for a slimming sweater pattern, that isn't too complex, with currently available yarn, a v-neck and it must be a pullover. Would be best if the yarn is one in my stash. Oh, and the good thing is I am not limiting myself ......it can have seams.