Saturday, July 05, 2008

A Little Holiday Indiscretion

In spite of the weather, and being under the weather, I did get up to no good this week, which means it must have been a good vacation, right?

It was late one night and I was sitting at the computer poking around when an e-mail pointed me to an e-bay listing from musthaveyarn. My will weakened and I found myself placing a bid. I think my twisted logic was that I likely wouldn't get it anyway, but that I was doing Robyn a favour by putting up the price. Ahem... I won it of course.

Ten skeins of Noro Kuryeon, color #188. It arrived the next day.

I'll admit, I was thrilled. I felt naughty, which was nice, since it felt like I hadn't done anything for myself this past vacation week. So to compound my indiscretion, I cast on with it!

No, it's not going to be a scarf. Ten balls might not be enough for a sweater all on it's own, so I've decided to make the Sandy Cardigan from Big Girl Knits. I'm not worried it will interfere with my other projects, since I don't have the solid color picked out yet. I'm considering using between grey stash yarn (Beaverslide) or buying some navy or black. Any thoughts?

Also, it's really the wrong season to be knitting a wool sweater. But man! I'm having fun and that's what it's all about.


  1. Oooh, that's a lovely colourway!!

  2. You're reading my mind! I just purchased Kureyon #213 to make the same sweater; still looking for a solid to go with...

  3. My vote is for a darker colour. i think the grey would not be enough contrast.

  4. Black is never a bad choice.

    It's going to be gorgeous with jeans.

  5. I like the navy idea. Or a deep blue-grey that is a notch darker value than the bottom shade in your pic.

  6. Good pattern choice, and I love the color gradations. I'd go with navy, also, because it will be so wearable with most everything. Very pretty, and good for you for have an indiscrete moment! =-P

  7. Lovely!! I like those colors.

  8. I didn't know you were on vacation or sick. Hope your feeling better now. Nothing like a good old yarn orgy to fix what ails you!

    So awesome to see you guys there - sorry we didn't hook up for dinner!