10 March 2009
Pet the yarn
Although I'm not done (by a long shot) with the shawl/stole I'm knitting for myself, I've already got the next project planned.
Actually, truth be told, I've got the next twelve or sixteen projects planned, but for the sake of my sanity, I'm attempting to do ONE AT A TIME. It is a little hard for me, but I desperately need the lesson in patience anyway.
The next in line is called April Showers scarf, and it is a knitted lace pattern that looks well within the scope of my ability. I found the silk yarn the pattern calls for on Ravelry, from someone who was willing to let it go for $8, rather than the $26 price tag at Purl Soho. Sweet!!! The lace weight yarn the pattern calls for is likewise a ridiculous price, and so instead I bought a lovely lace weight from Knit Picks, a very reasonably priced online yarn store.
I got it yesterday, and it is as soft as a baby's skin. Feels like what I imagine touching a cloud would feel like, if we could indeed do that.
Everyone I've run into since the moment I got it into my hands has been asked to "pet the yarn. C'mon. You know you want to!"
It was only after I said that a few times did I realize it sounds vaguely obscene.