this lovely stuff is new at my lys. it came in fresh today. there were lots of delicious color combinations, plus semi-solids ... and i snatched up the semi-black! it is black. sort of. it also has hints of the deepest, darkest, midnight blue. and the twist is very koigu. what will these little gems become? socks? perhaps. perhaps gloves. in all likelihood, they will marinate for a bit.
and this deliciousness ?! it's liisu's leili, a wool & mohair socken yarn. the colorway screams fall. perhaps, if i cast on, the weather will cool sooner?
many thanks to the secret agent that thought of me and knew i would love this yarn ! i love it love it love it kissy kissy lick lick ! mine !
.... you'd think i'd have a fur ball by now .... so. here's where everything gets kinda muddled. i have been having these thoughts of fall. thoughts of wool. thoughts of sweaters. thoughts of SAFF.
i want a sweater. i want a sweater soon. i want an everyday sweater. i have a favorite sweater. it's old jcrew. it's a very basic cardigan, with a few cables here and there. it's quite warm. though, it's that hideous day glow red that grandma may have knitted for you, i love it (it keeps me warm warm warm in my cold cold apt. in the winter). and, it's classic.
so, i have been perusing ravelry. i love ravelry. it's such a great database. check it out. if you haven't added your name to the waitlist, go ahead and do that now. it's not about who's who, it's a database. seriously.
so, (i like to say "so") ... i have been courting two sweater patterns. the first, wicked by the zephyr girls, and bristow by ms. melanie.
both sweaters i would wear. i love both designs. they both have positive reviews/feeback. and i love both these versions of each (click ! each !).
but, there's always a butt, isn't there ?! but. i think i will be knitting the wicked sweater as i want something more like my favorite jcrew sweater. something very wearable, something very understated. something of which the pattern sizes (w/o tons of modifications) is closer to a bust size i can work with). something everyday.
note: the pattern for wicked does not give you instructions for converting the pullover into a cardigan.
i love bristow. i will likely end up knitting that design as well ... but not before wicked. i want both, but i only have two hands! and i must sleep! and i still have 17 orphans !
but, this mate is about to be united with its orphan
(i'm suppose to be cleaning house right now. and i will, as soon as i hit publish post. which means, socken toe will have to wait until tomorrow night.).