Uh-oh….

I decided last year that I wouldn’t start a lot of new projects at the same time.  Although I do love starting projects, and certainly have quite a few in the queue, having too much going at the same time just means that I don’t get a lot finished.  And I like to finish things.  Also  – seeing an overflowing knitting basket just stresses me out.  So I limit myself to one big project, and one travel project.  Well…that’s the plan, and for the most part I have been sticking to it. 

Except now.  Because I got this in the mail…

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This is SeeJayneKnits Chili with Jalapenos.  Gorgeous, eh? 

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This yarn is really hard to photograph and capture the colors accurately.  On Jayne’s site the yarn looks like it has red tones – but it actually isn’t as red as that.  It is most warm shades of brown/red/black – maybe a touch of green.  The real color is somwhere between the first and second photo above.  I took one with a flash, the other in sun – and neither is right.  Funny, eh?  I was a little hestitant when I got it because I had wanted something with red…but after holding it for a while and petting it, I decided that I do like it.  I just had to adjust expectations.  Has that happened to you with something you ordered online?

I bought enough of this yarn to make Totally Autumn – and I couldn’t resist starting it.

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This yarn is just so nice to work with.  Its soft and squishy and the colors are gorgeous.  Jayne is so nice to work with – I highly recommend her.  This was a custom order, and the whole process was nice and easy and I got the yarn fast – always good when I can’t wait to start a project.

So now I have a pair of socks, Cobblestone, Hypoteneuse, a chevron scarf, and the throw on the needles.  That’s a bit more than “one big project and one pair of socks”.   If I was being good, I’d finish Cobblestone, and then work on things in order of how long they’ve been going.  But I don’t think I’ll be doing that.  Because the only thing I want to work on is the throw.  And this yarn. 

So…if you don’t see my online, or posting on blogs….you know where I’ll be….

Have a great end of the week!

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20 Responses to Uh-oh….

  1. stitch-dom says:

    OMG…that is totally gorgeous – yarn and pattern! I hadn’t seen that throw before…

    (runs off to queue Totally Autumn on ravelry)

  2. adrienne says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Lorraine says:

    Jeanne- That’s in my queue, but I’m making a wrap with some Wollmeise.

    I have a King’s ransom in Wollmeise.

  4. Karen says:

    Those colors are beautiful. I have this throw on the needles as well but haven’t knitted on it lately…I’m just lazy…because I have to wind a new ball of yarn.

  5. You’ll never finish things unless you start them… at least that’s what I tell myself when the ufo’s start multiplying. The colours in the yarn are gorgeous in both the photos, it’s funny how light changes how we see things.

  6. weezalana says:

    I generally keep around three going at one time. Any more than that and I start to hyperventilate.

    That is going to make a GORGEOUS throw!

  7. Natalie says:

    It looks very squooshy! It’ll be a very comfy throw.

  8. Jeanne says:

    That looks like perfect yarn for Totally Autumn. It’ll be gorgeous when it’s done.

  9. Jean says:

    So glad you had a wonderful time in NYC. Your new yarn is scrumptious. Can’t blame you at all for casting on immediately. It looks perfect for Totally Autumn.

  10. Opal says:

    What a perfect yarn for that pattern! Delicious. 🙂

  11. Jennifer says:

    That is going to be one stunning blanket!

  12. Beauteous! Lookit you, all blogging and knitting in the middle of the day!

  13. Kim says:

    Absolutely beautiful – great choice for the throw!

  14. lilypily says:

    The new yarn is beautiful! I can see why you found it hard to resist casting on! I think it will be beautiful worked up. Look forward to seeing it progress. :o) I’m trying to finish up current WIPs before starting anything else as I too get stressed with an overflowing basket. So far so good, though I’m itching to cast on for some new socks. :o)

  15. tiennie says:

    Oh it is very pretty! Have fun knitting it up!

  16. Kathleen says:

    I am still working on Twinings. I am so glad that you provided the link. I love the pattern and the yarn that I chose. I have thrown a few things in mostly because the lace yarn is so small I can not work on it for long periods of time, feels like my eyeballs are going to pop out.

  17. Peggy says:

    I guess this is like getting thrown in the water to teach you how to swim!

    The yarn is beautiful, I can’t blame you for having so many things going.

  18. Wanda says:

    I love that yarn. It looks perfect for the throw.

  19. hakucho says:

    I really can see why you only want to work on the throw pattern. It’s gorgeous and I love the yarn you picked to knit it with.

    Oh, well a few too many projects…but the important thing is that you are happily knitting :)…something!

  20. jennygirl says:

    This will be a beautiful throw. I really like the yarn. And you work on whatever projects calls you the most. That’s why I always have several OTN. Usually.

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