Ever set out for the vet’s office to pick up cat meds but somehow wind up in an a yarn store buying armfuls of rainbows? No? Me either…until yesterday, that is!
Don’t worry, the cat still got his meds. I’m not sure there’s a cure for this though:
After that, I decided to continue along the scenic route to my next destination. That happened to be the coast highway, which happened to take me two blocks from a yarn store. I told myself I’d stop if parking was available. Quaint coastal town, Saturday afternoon with big surf and almost no rain? I knew for sure, I was just wasting my time cruising down Main St.
Except this happened!!!
Clearly, Elizabeth Zimmerman’s ghost was watching over me and knew, this is exactly what I needed! There was rock star parking and a lovely rack of Noro’s Rainbow Rolls just inside the door!
I’ve had my eye on this yarn since Noro released it 18 months ago. This was the first time I’ve come across it in a shop! It’s an unspun pencil roving. Which, it turns out, is some of the best icelandic yarn, Plutolopi.
Which, I happened to stock up on, during my Icelandic Adventure.
I’ve used some of it to make this sweater:
This was my first steeked sweater. It’s okay. I still wear it. It has some warts though. I was never happy with the hook and eyes closures. And the crochet edge wobbles a bit. I never got the tension quite right. It’s amazing how one little detail can fuck up all that amazing knitting. Oh well. I still wear it. I just wish it was more polished. So…
I’ve been dreaming of a striped Plutolopi sweater ever since. I had plenty of colors, I certainly didn’t NEED any Noro. I only (lowercase) needed it. It’s gonna be amazing! I can’t wait!! There will be no buyer’s remorse today…or any day there’s a Rainbow Roll involved!!
I should probably finish my other pencil roving sweater first. It’s literally at the bottom of the pile, it’s been so long since I touched it.
Size 13 needles…once I excavate it from the pile, it should go quick. in theory.
Sooooo much yarn, so little time! It makes me miss my first apartment in San Francisco. There was a giant claw foot tub! I’d love to pile my stash in a claw foot tub…you know, just for fun. Yeah…you know!
The point is: a renewed sense of urgency has struck my sweater knitting elbow…maybe I’ll have a sweater update for you soon!