Here I was, pottering along in a semi-controlled fashion, just managing to keep my Startitis under control, when something terrible happened. In a single 24 hour period, I received not one, but TWO amazing knitting collections in my inbox. Dear knitting god, why do you do this to me!!!?
I absolutely love Wenceslas. I have not bought the pattern, because I must motivate myself to finish the things I already have and I have a lot of ‘me’ patterns already. But get this: I did not buy the pattern, but oh yes, I had to run off and buy the yarn for it!! What the…!?
Sigh. Skeinz Vintage DK in Tapestry. Fabulous service as always. The yarn got here the next day!
Then I spied the most adorable baby pattern in.the.universe.
It’s called Fish Isle. Oh my, oh squee, soooo cute!!!!! I could just see my nephews (and even nieces) wearing this… out came the credit card…
Yeah. I couldn’t resist doing a swatch today. Too cute. It’s a rough sketch but at least I now have an idea about what size needle to knit with the yarn I have chosen. If all goes well, I will knit a red one for nephew no. 2, and maybe a pink one for Niece who Likes to Fish.
I consider myself to have got off lightly from that issue.
Having done that, the very next day, Brooklyn Tweed very unkindly released the most amazingly gorgeous selection of men’s sweaters that I want for meeee!! At that, any last vestiges of control of Startitis evaporated.
I think the BT team have outdone themselves with the BT Men Vol. 2 collection. As the young boy was not to be left out, I got him to choose a sweater he’d like to wear this winter. He chose well. I consider it a justified purchase. After all, he needs a sweater for the winter (evil snigger).
This is Rift. I figure I’ll knit it with DK yarn to make it just a bit smaller than the smallest size, and it will fit him perfectly.
Just so that you don’t think I’m being completely pious about the whole thing, I have had this pattern sitting waiting patiently to be knitted for a while…
I think I might be busy for a while.
By the way, the vest front is now a quarter knitted. I’ll get there soon! And I may have a cowl thing to show you in the next day or two. It’s done, but I want to tinker with it just a bit more.