So when you've got a kilo of Plaid that needs a project, and you find a project for it, what would be the best thing to do? Buy another kilo of course!
Now I have another one of my endless knitting dilemmas (I'm sure when I signed up for this 'hobby' there was nothing in the small print about how much thinking about knitting I would do - like 99% of brain space would be occupied 99% of the time).
You see I'm still dreaming of the perfect Plaid jacket style cardi - I can see it (it's slightly longer than hip length, no buttons, slightly bell shaped sleeves - there is a kind of turtle neck - ie the collar stands up round my neck - I'm feeling a moss stitch border thing going on) but I can't find it! This is utterly typical of the way I am about all clothes, and shoes in particular, I have visions of what I want to wear and so seldom find anything exactly right. I should have known my own made clothes would be no easier.
On Valentine's Day, lucky girl that I am, a copy of the latest Simply Knitting arrived on my lap and I'm really fond of the jumper called 'Blue Lagoon' - simple construction, should knit quickly but is not going to look boxy and boring. I concluded that the Plaid I had would be perfect. Clearly my muse is not yet ready to give up on the cardi however, as a super irrestible bargain lot of the Bramble shade showed up on Ebay. Ooh ooh who can resist a bargain? So the cardi dream lives on for the day when I'm brave enough to try and make the pattern up myself or find something close enough to adapt.So the dilemma is - which shade do I use for BL? - internal dialogue runs along the lines: "I like the Bramble best" "So knit it in Bramble" " But the jumper's going to be really warm, you'll get more use out of the cardi so save the Bramble for that" "But it's going to be an age before I knit the cardi" "You loved the Moonwave when you bought it and it'll be lovely as a cardi" "Yeah but the Bramble..." You get the picture!
Hopefully the Patons DK for Flair will arrive on Monday and save me from the life changing decision for a while longer, cos the word on the street is that I'll need a new big project by Monday as I'm working on the finishing of el tanko ;0)