Because Cashmere.

I’m just gonna put this right up front.  I started two new projects this weekend.  That puts me at 11.  I’m feeling a slight tinge of guilt about breaking the 10 project limit rule.  Thank goodness there are no knitting police.

I could try to rationalize my over eager casting on in lots of ways but mostly it comes down cashmere.  I just can’t resist!  This first cashmere project should really be grandfathered in.  It’s been in and out of the queue all year.   IMG_4024

I think I’ve finally gotten it right!  I love this combo of yarns, Crystal Palace Panda Silk (bamboo, merino, silk, fun!) and Filatura Di Crosa Superior Cashmere (the same yarn my recent cashmere cardigan  used!).  I was happy to frog things that weren’t working.  This time though, there are no frogs in sight!

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The cluster of beads on the left is Musca, just to left of that I’ll start the Southern Cross on my next row!

The pattern is Southern Skies, a circular shawl with beads to match the constellations of the southern hemisphere!  I’ve wanted to knit this for a while but I’m not into the circular shape…so now I’ve combined the pattern with yarn ear marked as a gift.  Two birds with one stone…this is going to be an awesome gift and I get knit the pattern without fretting over if I’ll like it!   So far, I love it…it’s a lot of fun to knit!  I stayed up way to late last night working on this one!

Cashmere number two…

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Pepperberry Knits Mini Skeins!  Sport weight, 100% Cashmere, Awesome Colors!  It was Friday.  I was ‘celebrating’ the new job.  It’s cashmere?!?  Of course, it had to come home with me.  I had 10 projects on the needles but resistance was futile.  Plus, I needed something easy to work on at the new job.  The return of lunch time knitting is the best thing about having to go to an office for a couple weeks!

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The chartreuse comes next!!  I can’t wait to add the colors!!!

And now, I absolutely, positively, without a doubt, cannot, under any circumstances start a new project. (today.)

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