Colour Your Own

The cold I have is kicking my butt. In three plus weeks I’ve gone from a minor cold to a major cold with a stop at bronchitis and a stall at sinusitis. I’m tired and cranky and if I want to start a new project, I will, darn it!

basket o' yarn
just a basket of woolly goodness

Three years ago this month, I ordered 12 hanks of Beaverslide Dry Goods yarn. I was planning to crochet a sweater in the four colors I purchased (three shades of blue and ecru). I love the colors, but everything I’ve tried with them has not worked. I am really trying to work from what I have. I finally made the decision that I would knit a Philosopher’s Wool sweater I love in this yarn (instead of buying a kit) and supplement with a few extra colors from Beaverslide. Is a $20 book and $40 more of yarn reasonable rationale for getting some yarn out of stash? After three years? Yes, for me.

sleeve one
the first sleeve

I didn’t realize it when I picked out the other colors, but I went with a very “cool” palette. I’m happy with the colors overall. I’m following the “just pick a color, silly” method and aside from one color pairing in the sleeve, it works for me.

This is a process project for me. I may never wear this sweater. I just really want to knit it. I love the pattern and the yarn.

6 Comments so far

  1. Julie on January 29th, 2008

    Oh, this is going to be lovely. And I’m still not brave enough to tackle color changes. I’ll enjoy this through you. Wow!

    Hope you get to feeling better soon!

  2. Kristina on January 29th, 2008

    I love all of those colors! Do you like the Beaverslide wool?

  3. Kris on January 29th, 2008

    I like the cool palate. It will be beautiful!

  4. stacey on January 30th, 2008

    Looking good – and you got rid of some old stash yarn – even better!!

  5. Laura Neal on February 5th, 2008

    That damn cold is hard to get rid of. I have had it for a month and a half, one round of antibiotics, steroids, steroid inhaler and still it lingers. I need a big bowl of garlic but, then no one will want to get near me.

  6. Kara on February 6th, 2008

    A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. You go and knit that fair isle.