Or..... In the interest of full disclosure, part 2!
Yep, it's true, I caved AGAIN but I have another really good reason :)
As you know, the Forest Path Stole-a-Long starts on February 1, less than a week away.
Being the co-host, I've been very organized....
I wound my ginormous 1 pound hank of yarn into center pull balls.
I looked thru all my needles to pick what I thought would best suit the yarn.
I swatched with different needles and practiced the lace stitches.
And I washed and blocked my swatch to see what the finished product would look like.
I was organized and ready!! But the little voice inside my head was making quite a bit of noise! In fact she was screaming....
After almost 2 years of denial I finally admitted to myself, that I HATE the yarn I was planning to use for the FPS!
When I ordered it to be custom dyed, I sent a pic of some yarn that was cream, rosy pink and spring green. What I got was perfect except the spring green was actually a neon yellow with a bare tint of green. TOTALLY NOT THE ROSE GARDEN I ENVISIONED!!
Unfortunately, the yellow parts couldn't even be overdyed because the skein came to me with the color already scattered all over (rather than the chunks of color that appear when the hank is freshly dyed and unskeined)
So I kept telling my little voice to shut up and telling myself it looked fine....til 3 days ago when I finally let my inner voice speak her mind.... and tell me it HATES THAT YARN!!!! She (and I) longed for the vision of a rose garden I had in my head.
In light of this sudden ephiphany, I'm not interested in knitting a complicated heirloom quality shawl in a colorway I loathe!! Don't get me wrong, the yarn is lovely and soft by itself and the colorway is beautiful - especially the pink and cream parts. Just not what I've been dreaming of for the shawl that's been on my mind for almost 2 years!
So I was forced (hee!) to purchase four skeins of Handmaiden Lace Silk in the Rose Garden colorway!! Actually I was kinda forced cause I have absolutely no laceweight yarn in my stash! Being fluffy, often knitting with fingering weight rather than laceweight offers enough "upsizing" to spare me any major construction changes so knitting the FPS will be my first journey into laceweight knitting! Here's a pic of the object of my weakness...
Beautiful, isn't it? Even this isn't *perfect* (I don't love the brown in the colorway) but it is stunning and the shawl will be lovely in this shiny, luminous silk! Plus it's a lot closer to my vision than pink and neon yellow!!
The moral of the story? Always listen to that little voice cause she's pretty much always right!
Now Pumpkin says......
Have a great weekend!