Today’s WIP has been part of The Ten (which is currently only 7!) for several months, but it wasn’t getting much love. I decided to frog it and try something else this weekend. It’s a great way to feel like I’m starting a new project but stay within the allowed project limit!
This yarn was gifted to me by someone with far more reserved tastes. It came as part of a club shipment and perhaps you’ve noticed…I like color! It’s MadelineTosh Tosh Merino Light, in colorway Cotton Candy! I played around with a some swatching, just to see what I could do with the colors…
First I tried linen stitch, I liked the look of it, but it’s slow. I don’t have the patience for that. Next I played around with knit one below. It also broke the colors up but the shawl shaping wasn’t sitting right with me. The yarn kept telling me it wanted to be a baby garment. I ignored it though, I wanted it for myself and this yarn is too nice for a baby. Eventually, the nagging feeling got to me. You just can’t fight the yarn.
So I cast on for a cute little dress, Little Sister’s Dress. I’ve wanted to make this dress forever. The yarn is never right though. This is my third frogged Little Sister’s Dress. One day though. It’ll happen.
While the yarn was nagging, I found out a dear friend is pregnant with baby #2! Very exciting…except for the part where I’ve neglected to knit anything for baby #1?!? So…before the new bundle of joy arrives, Big Sister is getting a Cotton Candy Cardi! The pattern is a basic top down raglan, with a lace panel along the raglan lines for a bit of added interest, Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee. I am mildly concerned about the variegation and the lace getting in each other’s way. I’m hoping the lace is simple enough that it all works out. I haven’t made much progress but I’m happy so far! I think the yarn is happier now too and that’s the key to making it work. You won’t get anywhere with unhappy yarn!
It doesn’t look like much yet, but with only 7 projects on the go, I should have not problem making progress on this one…finally!