For the past two-three months I have carefully controlled myself from having more than four truly active projects. I admit there are four hibernating from the end of last winter. Most of my knitting this fall has been deadline knitting: baby gifts, store samples, and holiday gifts. As I have said before, I am a selfish knitter. I’ve had this growing urge as I see all the lovely new yarns/samples come into Westport Yarns and after the pageantry of the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival. I WANT TO KNIT SOMETHING FOR ME. ME, I TELL YOU.
I have crossed the line and am running amok.
I was handling myself well, maintaining my self-restraint (all the while collecting yarn for new projects). Only after finishing one, would I allow myself to cast on for the next. How else will I finish if I spread myself too thin in the project department. This was all well and good until my sister asked for my help.
She sent me a picture of yarns she bought at Rhinebeck with a message asking if I knew what patterns she was using for them. This is a fair question, I take notes and since this is my “thing” I tend to have better recall.
Our conversation went something like this…
I found the patterns she was looking for by looking at her favorites. I figured it would trigger my memory. It did and I was able to solve the mystery.
However, one pattern leads to another, and while I was looking through her favorites, I came upon Butterfly/Papillion. I was gobsmacked.
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It should come as no surprise that not only have I downloaded the pattern, I have purchased the yarn. The project requires fingering weight yarn: one skein of a contrast and 4 skeins of Milli Colori Baby (or equivalents).
I’m still committed to finishing my holiday gifts first. As these are all secret squirrelly projects I have cast on for two projects I can knit around the family that will not arouse curiosity or suspicion.
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Vivacious Hi Lo Pullover in Falkland Aran (Aran: 100% Wool – Falkland, 197 yards) and
However, it gives me joy thinking of this butterfly in my queue, like a chrysalis waiting to open.