Three things

Three things I'm thinking about today:

:: how knitting a sweater is hard work for this instant gratification lover. Still working on those sleeves. Tempted to start a side project, but I'm not sure I want to. I'm usually a one project girl and when I do start several projects at once most of the time I end up working on just one and frogging the rest.

:: why I never realized that sweater dresses (still love the one I made a while ago) and leggings would make the comfiest winter uniform? I wore it a lot since we came back and would love to have more of them. But knitting a wardrobe full of those for the short periods of time we'll spend in real winter weather after our move to Curacao seems silly.
(I'm absolutely not thinking about all the hiccups we're encountering to actually make that move happen - nope, not me)

:: the color choices I made for the Mystery Knitalong. Not sure about the third one (the one on top in the picture below). The instructions say it should be variegated or speckled yarn and it can be a crazy accent/pop color with not much in common with the rest. I had a limited choice, limited time and a limited budget, so this was the best I could do. There was another yarn that was much more crazy and popping, but um... too crazy and popping to my taste. It's hard to see in the pictures, but this one has green and pink in it, which does make it different from the other three.
Anyway, we'll see how this works out. First clue will be online tomorrow. Oh wait, there's my side project. Didn't realize that until I wrote this down. Ha!
Also: I do feel a bit guilty about buying these yarns in a cheap textile store while the whole thing was set up to honor local yarn store day. But a. we don't have a lys around here; b. the only one I know of is not a shop I was very excited about after visiting it a few years ago and c. I really don't have the budget for it right now - never do actually. But... I googled for yarn stores in this region and found one in Rotterdam that I really do want to visit someday, preferably with (a lot of) spending money. So that's something, I guess.


Linking up with Carole Knits' Three Things

12 comments:

  1. That's why I can't do mystery knits. I want to see how everything works together before I start a project!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I never did one before, but now I agree! I'm trying to convince myself to keep knitting now that I started the KAL, but I would have chosen something else I I had known how it was working out...

      Delete
  2. I love those yarn choices! I think they will be wonderful together, but if you are uncertain - swatch them! :)

    And, sweater knitting might not be instant gratification - but a finished sweater is so gratifying!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think they look good together too, but the KAL pattern makes them look a bit blah. So I'm still uncertain... And yes, a finished sweater is great! (not there yet)

      Delete
  3. I love your choices too. And I get you on the sweater! I've got one done just waiting to be seamed!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. And yes, finishing something can be hard. Especially if it needs seaming or weaving in...

      Delete
  4. It's so hard to choose yarns for mystery KALs but I like your choices.

    As for multiple projects, I find more than 2 OTN at once is a disaster for me. I keep 1 stockinette or garter project to knit on while I read and one 'real' project. Any more than that and something is getting tossed into the corner, never to be seen again.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I guess it's part of the fun not knowing how things will work out. What's bothering me most (about 20 rows in now) is that the two variegated yarns blend into each other. I'm not sure if I like what I'm making...
      That sounds like a good way to keep things going. Maybe I'll try to do that too (rotate an easy project and a real one).

      Delete
  5. I hope your yarn choices work out for you! I like the way they look together now :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like them too, but they're not really working out. The pattern had the two variegated yarns striping next to each other, so they kind of blend together now... I'm not sure what to do. Maybe finish the sweater first ;-)

      Delete
  6. Went back to look at the sweater dress... very cute! And did you make up the pattern? You are GOOD!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I like making up and winging things ;-)

      Delete