I had planned to make this:
Eunny Jang’s Autumn Rose Pullover from Simply Shetland 4. I collected all of the correct colors of Jamieson Shetland Spindrift. I bought the pattern. And then, I put it in a bag, in a box, in a closet . . . and after much soul searching, it turned into a lamb –
Since my Jamieson’s has been sitting in a bag, in a box, and in two different closets since 2007 I accepted the reality that I am never going to knit Autumn Rose. First, I clearly don’t feel like knitting an entire sweater on 1’s or 2’s or I would have done it already, and second, I probably don’t have enough yarn anymore since I had probably planned to knit a smaller size seven years ago, and that’s just the way it is. So, the time had come to break up the yarn. Perfect timing, since I really didn’t want to buy yarn to make a stuffed animal. So Mooskit, Old Gold and Bracken became Lupo the Lamb. And, I’m ok with that. As for the other colors, I think there’s a lion and a bug in the future.
And there’s always more fair isle. Just not on 1’s or 2’s – just easy on the eyes and hands 4’s and 5’s. This is Kate Davies Bliaithin Cardigan –
This cardigan has been sitting in its unfinished, uncut state for about a month now. I’m a little steek shy after my last steek went horribly awry. But, at least it’s not in a bag, in a box, in a closet. It’s only at the in a bag stage – hasn’t made it to the box yet. And, hopefully it won’t. To take the photo, I had to take it out of the bag, move it out of the craft room, and onto the second floor – so maybe I’ll keep it here – tomorrow is Columbus Day – perhaps a good day to cut a steek.
As good a day as any, yeah?
It might also be a good day to make a lion.