December 28, 2004


Today I bought what can fairly be described as "a shitload of yarn":

What happened was I went to store#1 looking for yarn for Clapotis. They didn't have naything I liked in a silk/wool blend so steered me to the Manos del Uruguay (top row). I love the colorway but am concerned that all-wool will be too hot and heavy. (It's just a scarf, not sex, so there is such a thing!) I had a little more time so headed to store #2, which did have a decent selection of Noro Silk Garden. I like this colorway but not quite as much as the other. So the options are:

1) knit up one yarn and return the other (but which?)
2) knit two Clapotises (Clapoti?)
3) knit one and save the other yarn for some later hypothetical project
4) swatch both to see which I like (which means I won't be able to return at least one ball of each).

I'm not terribly good at inconsequential decisions. Then again, I'm not terribly good at knitting, either (see poncho in previous entry) so whichever yarn I pick, I'll be looking at it for a long, long time.

Posted by dichroic at December 28, 2004 07:15 PM

That you can wear wool at all is a marvel to me. I can't. I welt up and scratch like a mangy hound. That's a wicked cool scarf, btw. You know I'm all about the accessories. The colors of both yarns are wonderful. I'd go with the silk blend for the scarf and save the Manos for another project. Think you could knit a skirt? ~LA

Posted by: LA at December 28, 2004 07:49 PM

OHHHHH I love Manos - so that's a HARD choice....

Posted by: Alison at December 28, 2004 09:58 PM
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