Friday, December 9, 2011
While Visions Of Sugarplums . . .
"Well, I wouldn't mind a hand-knit sweater. A really warm one to wear around the house."
He went on to explain more, but I didn't hear, because I was out the door and on my way to the LYS. Not quite, but close. What he said was music to this knitters ears and I knew exactly what yarn to buy.
" I want a wool one. I do have that blue one, but it isn't very warm. It must be acrylic." And you think they don't listen!
Alpaca, reportedly seven times warmer than wool, was my first choice but someone beat me to the Alpaca bin. There was not enough of any one (or two) colours to make the sweater of my vision. So wool it was. Ella Rae Classic in maroon and white.
The vision is raglan sleeves, deep 'V' neck, buttons and a bit of an all-over rib design. Perhaps, 9 X 1. Enough to give it some interest but not enough to slow me down.
15 days of knitting time. Perhaps the wiser vision would be a wrapped bag of yarn under the tree. Never the wise one, the Christmas Day headlines will probably read 'Crazed Knitter Refuses To Put Down Needles To Cook Turkey.'