Monday, December 03, 2007

from the ashes

My hopes were dashed by the crash and burn of the Patons Urban Turtleneck, but I found something else to comfort me in this crazy time of December. I need stockinette stitch! So I pulled out my 2006 birthday present, 14 skeins of lovely Noro Cash Iroha.

The Hourglass Sweater pattern is rife with errors, including a big one about yarn requirements. As in, everyone who’s made the sweater has needed much more yarn than called for. My size requires 10 skeins, and I thought that I’d bought 12. This caused little nagging hints of anxiety, because what if that still wasn’t enough? Should I start it anyway? So imagine my surprise on Saturday morning when I discovered that I was terribly clever and bought 14! Plenty of yarn, and all should be right in the world (of this sweater).

I’m about 10” up one sleeve, and it’s already sucked up one skein of yarn. Repeat with me: 14 skeins will be enough. 14 skeins will be enough.


Claire said...

That will be nice! Beautiful color of yarn.

Nora said...

Oh, good Lord! That colour is absolutely gorgeous.


Dipsy Doodle said...

"14 skeins will be enough.... 14 skeins will be enough...." Ahhh, I so hear you - I'm one of these knitters who always (and I mean always) faces this kind of yarn-anxiety, I almost always feel I don't have enough of it to complete a project - another nightmare ;)
The color of that Noro is one of the most beautiful ones I've seen for long - actually it's to die for! Yummy!