The Temptation of New Yarn


So I have this new yarn. I shouldn’t.

I have far to much to do already. I don’t need this yarn or the two projects that this yarn wants to be. I have too many freaking projects already. Its a very bad thing that I have this yarn and no you can’t take it off my hands. Back off Buckwheat.

I have the “real” project, the Hue Shift Afghan (link to KnitPicks for the pattern and a picture of what it should look liek when its done!) which I’m painstakingly knitting with a knit sheath. Its an effort to (A) get a birthday present done for my mom and (b) teach myself how to use a knit sheath. When I get that last square there done I’l be… a quarter of the way through all the squares. So yeah, no where near done.

Hue Shift Afghan – a work in progress

Then I have this would-be-stole which I’ve been struggling with but have finally realized how to make the picture in my mind come out on my needles. I like this would-be-stole, I really do. I wish I could give her more time. I think she will be lovely.

a would-be-stole

But there is also this, a would-be cabled cardigan that is my guilty secrets. I don’t like this knit, I LOVE it. But its slow and I, umm, sort of, didn’t bother keeping notes so there probably won’t be a pattern. This is a just for me knit.

a would be cardigan


Those blue lines are for after-thought pockets, by the way.

So you can see why I don’t need any new yarn whispering at me to come and play. I’m not that strong.

the temptation of new yarns


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“Come, little leaves,”
Said the wind one day,
“Come over the meadows
With me, and play;
Put on your dresses
Of red and gold;
Summer is gone,
And the days grow cold.”

Soon as the leaves
Heard the wind’s loud call,
Down they came fluttering,
One and all;
Over the meadows
They danced and flew,
Singing the soft
Little songs they knew.

Dancing and flying
The little leaves went;
Winter had called them
And they were content-
Soon fast asleep
In their earthy beds,
The snow laid a soft mantle
Over their heads.

George Cooper 1838-1927

He is right. Better get that cable knot all done up. Pattern notes aside we want you to be warm and those cables look perfect.


Gorgeous yarn. You do need to finish the cables for you. It looks like it will be comfy.BTW I made a pair of your Paris Fingerless Gloves in solid color wool and they are lovely! I believe the pattern has a small mistake. For me anyway the * in the set up row appears to be in the wrong place. That is a lovely stitch pattern. Thank you again.