Shhhh….the universe has ears and they are not always on my side…….But I think I’ve solved the Frangia problem.
I found it at Sheepish which is the LYS in Decatur that used to be Nease’s Needlework. It’s a collage of multiple fibers called “Purple Paradise” leftover from the previous owner. I think it will look great with the copper. Of course, I’ve said that before, haven’t I? This time though, I’m planning on just working the copper in randomly and not trying to make the whole dang thing out of it.
I frogged the scarf yesterday and then carefully and slowly separated the Frangia from the Lily Chin merino. No, since you ask, I don’t think I’m insane. I’m ready to start over. If I have any copper yarn left afterward it’s going to be a caterpillar toy. That’ll teach it. Always a caterpillar, never a butterfly.
The merino, I think, wants to be a hat. Someday, not today.
While the scarf was in limbo I finished the back of my sweater and am half way up the front. 3 Cheers for Netflix- Firefly is great for knitting.
I thought I was the only person in the world knitting this pattern- Megan Shawl Collar Cardigan- because every time I went to my project page in Ravelry the side bar pattern box said “One Project” i.e. mine. Turns out there are 8 people who have knit or are knitting this. Most of them were just hiding so they could pop up with a finished project and bypass the whole WIP process. Which seems really sneaky of them even if they do make me feel my pattern choice has been validated.
I’m the only one knitting it in Elsebeth Lavold Angora though- and it’s really soft and cosy. I’m telling myself it’s going to replace the very expensive Eileen Fisher sweater I would have bought if I hadn’t bought a car.
I have gauge- it has to fit, right?