Yesterday was somewhat frustrating.... as in a great deal frustrating actually. I was so excited about starting my first handspun sweater.....so what went wrong?
These guys, (shown waiting for their shampoo), are now all done, patiently waiting for their knitter to return. All 12 skeins were weighed, measured, tagged, and put in line as to how they will be knit up. I hope to minimize any noticeable difference between the skeins. They are very close in grist, and perhaps I am being overly cautious.....but well, I am who I am!
Fylingdales. But then DH made a comment about not liking it so much. Plus, I have a HUGE amount of this yarn, and probably should save this pattern for a time when a smaller quantity of yarn is available.
So, I decided to sleep on it. Well, try to sleep anyway. That is getting harder these days anyway, and this dilemma didn't help any. But this morning, I remembered Kerrar, a pattern that Pat (who, btw, is nearing completion on her first handspun sweater) had brought to my attention. Ahhh.... could be just the ticket!
So - that's the new plan. The pattern has been purchased, downloaded, and printed. Gauge swatches have already been knit, washed, dried and inspected. So....hopefully this will be a go! I'll be back with updates. Oh, and that Fylingdales sweater - some other time, but with a lighter and more solid color. It really is a gorgeous sweater, I just don't want my yarn to fight with the pattern. So again.....Swatching paid off! I'll be back soon with updates.....