so what next?

Paper dolls is blocking and I’ll write a proper post when its ready to wear, but oh what to knit next? 

O W L S sweater (image from Ravelry)

O W L S sweater (image from Ravelry)

Twit Twoo!!

I’m on a bit of a Kate Davies kick at the moment, and I’ve wanted to make this sweater forever.  I have the original free download of the pattern, which hasn’t been available for years.  I’ve bought yarn.  Twice.  And I’ve even bought the proper pattern (because its been updated, because £3.95 is nothing, and because I want to support the designer).  I think its time.  And owls are cool, right?!

Hoot!

Hoot!

Oh but which yarn to use… 

eco wool in natural grey

eco wool in natural grey

First up we had Cascade Ecological Wool in Natural Grey colour.  I bought this last year in an online sale, but when it arrived the colour wasn’t really the right shade of grey.  The biggest drawback of online yarn purchases.   I really liked the yarn though.  Which is why I bought this…

eco wool in gunmetal

eco wool in gunmetal

Cascade Ecological Wool in gunmetal colour.  This came my way via a friendly destash fairy.  And I like it.  I like it a lot.  It will make a gorgeous O W L S sweater.  I’ve even wound the first ball; by hand, and its huge!  But I keep getting distracted by this…

Purple O W L S (image from Ravelry)

Purple O W L S (image from Ravelry)

Jamiesons Shetland Marl in Amethyst.  The pattern has a sample in this yarn/colour and I keep coming back to look at it.  Plus I recently discovered my wardrobe is seriously lacking in purple.  Maybe its time to do something about that.  Or maybe not.  I’m not even sure I look any good in purple (who knows, I can’t remember the last time I wore it!).  And is it wrong to buy three lots of yarn for one project?  THREE!  Sensible me says yes.  It is wrong.  I should knit O W L S in the brown eco wool.  I already have it, its been wound, I could even cast on right now.  And it will look great, especially with the right buttons.  But then I hear that little voice, whispering “what happened to only knitting stuff you want, in yarn you love…”

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I'm a thirty-something Australian with a mild craft obsession. I knit, I sew, I bake bickies with my kids, and four days a week I pretend to be a serious engineering professional. Its a full, frantic life, but I love it.
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3 Responses to so what next?

  1. DrK says:

    considering you just knit a mostly grey purple dolls i say go the purple, which is gorgeous, and gives you an excuse to try out the heavier jamieson shetland for us! so you’d be doing a public service really (but not, we probably wont be underwriting the yarn purchase!).

  2. RoseRed says:

    Go the PURPLE! You know you want to…

  3. Bells says:

    purple!! Although I love the first grey. I like the pattern in lighter colours somehow. But yeah, three yarns for one project is no biggie – you can use them for something else!

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