A Slippery Slope

It all started innocent enough. I was sitting here in my cold house sipping my early morning coffee and wishing I had a cosy hand knit sweater to wear. *

Then my mind started perusing the stash and I remembered that I have a sweater quantity of Dream in Color Classy that I purchased for such a thing. It is in the colorway “Black Parade”, a very pleasing black with hints of deep purple, dark blue, and deep dark green.

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Hmmm. What sweater should I turn that pile of happiness into? I wondered. I got out my iPad and logged on to Ravelry.

Fast forward a few minutes and you will see that I had moved on to striped sweaters. I also have a sweater quantity of the same yarn in “Callous Pink”, a gorgeous greyish purply pink. I could make a nice long sweater with extra long sleeves and wrap around fronts if I used the two colors together.

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But, as I usually do, I quickly turned from my search for stripes and began perusing colorwork patterns. Naturally, none of the colorwork patterns that I liked used less than four colors.

And that is how I ended up placing an order at Eat.Sleep.Knit for three different colors of Dream In Color Classy this weekend.

And I still don’t know what sweater I’m going to make!

* I know what you’re thinking. “Hey! Don’t you have lots of handkmit sweaters? Don’t you make sweaters for yourself all the time?” Well, yes, I guess I do. But I tend to make sweaters that are pretty, not cosy. What I am talking about here is a big, cosy, sweater that you may never even wear out of the house. Maybe it is ugly. Or unflattering. But it is the favorite thing to wear because it wraps the wearer in sweet bliss. That kind of sweater. I don’t have one of those yet.

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One thought on “A Slippery Slope

  1. I have one of those sweaters…but it’s far too warm in San Francisco to wear it. It’s a heavy, bulky, wool sweater (Berroco Peruvia Quick)…it was made for Wisconsin winters. I could go out when the temperature was 15°F with that sweater, a long-sleeved shirt, a hat, and mittens (along with pants, socks and shoes, of course)…and be perfectly fine. So, far too warm for here…but hey, if I ever wander to Tahoe, perhaps…

    I think I need to make another one. Luckily, I ordered yarn from Knit Picks when they were having their holiday season sale and wound up with 25 skeins of Wool of the Andes Superwash and a pattern in mind 🙂

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