|Cascade 220 Wave from Center of the Yarniverse|
It was one of those sort of/sort of not spur of the moment purchases. I wanted to knit a Felix cardigan because, well, I think I'm the only knitter left on the planet who hasn't knit one. Besides, I love the ragland detail on the Felix. I didn't have a sweater quantity of acceptable yarn at home so....
Of course, this yarn is not acceptable for Felix either. It's Cascade 220 Wave worsted. Felix calls for bulky. I didn't care. I had to have that yarn! HAD to! The greens and blues called to me and I was powerless to say no to yet another pile of yarn for my stash pile.
I thought about adding a strand of something else to it to make it work for a Felix but I was afraid of messing up the yarn's glowy color. It reminds me of a sparkly mermaid tail. I absolutely LOVE it!
So, as soon as I cast off that last stitch on the Wool of the Andes shawl, I immediately grabbed this yarn and cast on.
|The beginnings of a top down ragland sweater.|
I was both so lazy and so excited to start knitting with it, I didn't even find a pattern. I just started a plain top down ragland and guessed at the cast on stitches. I'm basing it on my memory (yikes!) of a simple ragland from Green Mountain Spinnery. I've knit that sweater many, many times so I think I'll be okay winging it. Fingers crossed!
And yes, I'm using my in omnia paratus stitch marker. With this gorgeous yarn, I am ready for anything!
Speaking of in omnia paratus... Several of you asked about a link for purchasing the Gilmore Girls bag I mentioned a while back. I've been slow responding because Organized Chaos Yarns was in the middle of a website change/upgrade and it wasn't accessible. But they are up and running just fine now. You can find a link to their Gilmore Girl collection here.