I love color….
It makes me happy, keeps me cheerful, feeds something important. Which is funny, when you consider that my wardrobe consists mainly of black, green, grey and more black. I like to gather color around myself like a blanket. I love the idea of turning these scrumptious little yarn cakes into comfort food for my soul.
These 4 skeins of yarn are a silk/merino blend that I got from the Seven Deadly Spins club. Gorgeous, dyed to create a lovely gentle progression of color. My problem is that while I love this yarn, I’m really not crazy about the pattern that accompanied it. I might be a little more enthusiastic if the charts weren’t handwritten and impossible to read. As it is, I am ambivalent about the design and the charts have pushed it way over into “no” and that is that.
I am considering knitting Juno Regina with it, but find myself about 150 yards short. And am unsure if I feel happy with shortening the piece. I am thinking maybe I’ll go down a needle size or two from what the pattern specifies and swatch. If I like the fabric, I may just go for it. It’s the perfect yarn for this and I think the color shifts will set off the end motifs quite nicely and give it a little more visual interest (not that it needs help.) Perhaps a little aggressive blocking to help with the shortening issue.
Alas, Juno must wait until the Thneed is complete. We have button band, we have sleeve, and 1/3 of other sleeve. So close. So much with the stockinette. Fortunately I’ve been weaving in ends and finishing as I go, so there will not be a great whack of that to contend with when I finally do cast off.