If you remember, I'm working on the Sandy Cardigan (ravel it) from Big Girl Knits using a lovely Noro colorway that one astute reader noticed would be perfect with jeans. I'm really enjoying the simple pattern of garter stitch before the complicated fitting stage. I started sewing up the back just for fun.
Doesn't the blurry picture make the colors look nice? Anyway, I've decided that the bulky weight yarn just won't do, so I struck out for London Yarns to find an alternate. Even Jim doesn't think that the grey stash yarn will do the sweater justice. It was difficult, but I found one that makes the colors pop.
Every color sings with this shade. It might be hard to see, but it's a navy heathered with a rich red. There's only one little problem with this yarn:
Can you read it? It says 80% Acrylic %20 Wool.
Catherine at the potluck was not going to let me live down the idea of a sweater made with acrylic and Noro. I tried to explain how the yarn is soft, the color is perfect, and even how the acrylic would be in the location of most wear, where ventilation is requried and was therefore superior to wool in this instance. To no avail! She laughed and shouted me down. I must confess, I enjoyed it a bit.
So what do the rest of you think? Time for me to try a poll!