Tuesday, January 02, 2007

This is what Happens when I go to the LYS without a Plan, or What the Hell is Wrong with Me?

So....as posted previously, I picked up 3 skeins of Malabrigo on Friday. Two "azul profundo" and one "violetas."

Originally, I thought I might buy a couple skeins of Noro for an entrelac scarf, but I worried that it might be too overdone. I mean, isn't Noro an obvious choice for a first-timer's entrelac scarf?

So, I decided on Malabrigo. But I couldn't settle on the colors for the longest time. After thinking that I should take a break from green for a while, I picked blue and purple. That would look nice, right?

After falling yesterday, I set out to learn entrelac. Only, I found that I didn't want an entrelac scarf. A bag maybe, someday, but not a scarf.

What to do with the yarn?

Ah, the two-color brioche scarf in Weekend Knitting, the scarf that I've always wanted to make. So, I struggled through the I-cord cast-on, messed up a few rows, but kept going until I got it right.

It's pretty.

But I don't like it.

The blue and purple don't contrast enough. I NEED GREEN! Or orange or a light brown. Anything but blue and purple.

So, I'm going to rip it tonight and start on Sheldon. Then, once January is over, I'll buy a couple more skeins of Malabrigo in a proper color and start over with the scarf.


The problem is that I went to Knitorious on a lark, without an exact project in mind (besides Sheldon), overwhelmed by the yarn, and pressured by the 20% off.


getinmymouthstuff said...

but what we really all want to know is...

did you impale yourself as you tried the I cord cast on?


getinmymouthstuff said...

and I think that you should make that lovely cable scarf pattern you posted earlier with the yarn.

I'm still churning out a log cabin acrylic afghan. What happened to me? I used to buy up every skein of cashmere and silk I could find, and now I'm collecting coupons for Savers to get uber cheap worsted crap in disgusting colors? And it somehow makes me VERY happy.