You know what it is like when you get a project idea stuck in your head, and no matter how many WIPS you have or how much yarn you have in your stash, you just have to make this project NOW, and you have to buy the yarn for it, because despite having tubs and tubs and chests of yarn, you don’t have this particular yarn in your stash.
And so it was with this project. I had the magazine with the pattern already, and I was browsing Ravelry one day when I came across a lovely FO, exactly the same colours as the pattern, with fabulous photos. And I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
And I found myself at one of my favourite yarn (and fabric) stores, Calico & Ivy (which is sadly closing in a couple of weeks) and they have a great range of the required yarn (Rowan Kidsilk Haze, be still my beating heart!) and so I had a play. I pulled out the colours used in the pattern, which I liked, but not right for me. So instead, I went with this combination:
Even though I’m halfway through a vest for Connor which I must finish for his birthday next month (he’s going to be three!!) I couldn’t resist starting yesterday. I spent a little while getting organised:
What is it that makes us knitters and crocheters do this, buy new yarn for a new project even though we’ve got so much already in our mental or actual queue/WIP pile? Is it (perhaps misplaced) optimism in our ability to plough through the yarn, or just plain insanity?! I think I prefer to think the former, but maybe it’s a bit of the latter…I blame the yarn fumes!