Yesterday, I got a wild hair to rummage in my craft storage bins for some yarn that I bought waaaay back when I first started to knit. I put it away, thinking I’d make a sleeveless sweater or something for the holidays.
Only, I’d bought four skeins, which isn’t enough for a sweater.
And so it’s languished in the bin for ~cof~ years ~cof~. I also got some very difficult, fussy eyelash yarn of an eye-catching red. I tried mixing it with this gorgeous stuff and it looked awful. Rather than looking like a fur border, it looked like, well, a mess.
I’m not sure what magical alchemy happened yesterday. Mercury is retrograde; maybe it’s that. No clue. But in I walked to my office, let my fingers do the walking through my binventory (I made up a word!!), and voila – new project glee.
Only one problem. What the eff do I make, if not the sweater I’d been procrastinating?
The yarn is a lovely, skooshie Plymouth 24k in a red and gold, complete with gold flecks. I could do a rectangular shawl with thin tassels, (once I learn how to spell tassels ~fail~). I could do a necklace or beads.
Hmm. That’s actually not a bad idea. I have four balls of it; I could use three for a triangle shawl and the one remaining ball for some jewelry.
I started with a garter stitch border and then started yarn over increases three stitches in on each side. When I had enough of an edge to make the point strong, I started two yarn overs in the center. I’m going to do Little Arrowhead Lace from Barbara Walker’s Volume I, and then in the center, I think I’ll do budding branch once I have enough on either side of the center spine.
Oh. As I’m writing this, there are really two centers, one on either side of the spine. Hmm. I can do buds, but have them mirror each other. Facing center, or facing out? I’ll noodle on that, but I’m thinking facing center.
I got pretty far yesterday.
And I did not allow Kolya to eat the yarn. Or chew on the needles. Or steal the project bag so he could gnaw on the plastic.
Right. I decided to be a textile artist in a house full of cats. Brilliant.