With the completion of two long-abandoned knitting projects this week, and being one sleeve away from a third, I felt safe to do a little yarn shopping. The Portland SPA, Knit and Spin was perfectly timed for me to do so. That's where I found this super soft silk/wool blend in a yummy 'curry' color that I love, made locally. I was thinking of maybe making a sweater for Adelaide in it with the Placket Neck pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. But I must have been completely overwhelmed in there because it wasn't until I got to the car that I remembered this baby sweater I made - the same pattern in nearly the same color. This is what no sleep does to your brain - trying to recreate something I've already done. Oy. So now I have no idea what I'm going to use it for - I'd love to make a fitted, v-neck sweater vest for me, but there's not quite enough (500 yards). Hence the pile of vintage patterns next to the yarn up above...searching for the right project. Hmnn... It'll show up.
I also picked up the Spring copy of Interweave Knits, and there are quite a few patterns I'm drawn to. But this one stood out (better photograph here), and so the yarn has been ordered - in a bit lighter brown than in the photograph. Oh, and I have no intention of wearing it alone as a tank. Nope. Layered only. All those holes are far too scary for me. And I don't think I'm ever warm enough for that anyway. I'm slightly concerned about the ribbing on the top - because, really, I don't need my nipples to be more of a bullseye than they already are to the one year old in my life. Anyway, I'm hoping this tank is going to break the trend of sweaters I knit for myself only to be put in the closet and hardly ever worn. Let's hope.
Is it the weekend already? Sweet. It's been one of those weeks that I'm thrilled to have made it to the end of. Thrilled. And people, next week? Well, in addition to small celebration here, and a shop update (Tuesday!)...it's also the beginning of March. March! Things are looking good.