just a spoonful of sugar ……

I ripped it. I ripped it all the way back to the beginning. I am telling myself that I will be happier this way. As a way of insuring this outcome, immediately after ripping it, I went online and ordered some yarn! you know what? I do feel better – not only about this project, but also about my upcoming one. Medicinal fiber purchases – they really do work!

I can’t remember if I told you guys but my next project is going to be the Hex Coat from Knitting Nature. When I was ordering yarn from Webs, I ordered Lopi Lite for this project. It arrived sometime last week and was exactly as pictured. The problem is – it is almost the exact color of the Araucania yarn I am using right now. For this past week, I have been trying to convince myself it really isn’t a problem, that the projects are different enough that such similar yarns won’t be noticeable, that if I seem to like this color it’s all okay …….

But the truth of the matter is, I like the color of the sweater in the book. I was feeling sorry enough for myself over that ripping to make pressing the ‘add to cart’ button seem okay. If I ever finish this % sweater, you shall be seeing some knitting of the Hex Coat in Celery Heather. I love food names.

Speaking of love, I forgot to show you guys my Valentine from Cara. All the way from Big Sur and at considerable risk to life and limb. She even has Georgie involved – but I will let her tell you the story.


8 thoughts on “just a spoonful of sugar ……

  1. Rip it, rip it good. Alas, but at least you now have all the justification (I would need) for more yarn buying! Retail therapy is the only cure though. Celery Heather? It sounds like a vegetarian Bronte dish.

    That is a great Valentine’s pic! I’ll have to read Cara’s post.

  2. Ripping is therapeutic. I just did the old Ribby. Feels good.

    oy, the color thing! I’m knitting this CPH in a Peace Fleece, and then I just received the Rowanspun Aran, and they’re different, but SO VERY SIMILAR. I put the new skein on top of the half-finished sweater, and it would take an expert to tell the difference. The difference is there, but to most people it’s going to look like all my sweaters are made of the same yarn!

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