Along with my goal- setting thoughts, this yarn has lately been on my mind.
There was love at first sight when I spotted this yarn. A colour that others might call bilious or even puky, I loved. The olive greeness of it, I saw as delightful and mine. A by-the-bag-only sale, meant that despite not having a plan, design or goal I was 'forced' to purchase a ten-ball bag. It has been percolating in the back of my mind since then.
Last year, I almost decided what to do with it. When Sally Melville's book Cool Gifts, Warm Knits came out, this pattern caught my eye .
'in for a penny, in for a pound'. This wonderful shade of Twilley's Freedom co-ordinated perfectly.
But lately,I've been thinking that maybe Sally's sweater/vest isn't for me. That large-ish cowl could overwhelm a short, petite person. And it ends up inside out - a look I don't like at all. And then there is Sally's signature, set-in sleeves. Set-in sleeves that aren't really. With shoulder seams that sag below the shoulder bump. Not something I like.
Then!!! Over Christmas I saw this, Tricosa's Yes a sweatrrrrrrr. I loved it. The creativity. The originality. The surprise of contrast. I think I have my design. Not a year-long goal but a start. A mini goal. Do I finish the forever linen stitich scarf or dive into my bag of olive green. That is my next decision.