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…
This is SeeJayneKnits Chili with Jalapenos. Gorgeous, eh?
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.
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!