Guess what? I won Jody’s contest! I am so glad she has finally decided on the perfect yarn to knit St. Brigid. Goodness knows she has gone through enough choices. I fell in love with the color from the book–not especially original but I have wanted that sweater since I was in high school–and fought with my sister to no end over who my mother would knit it for. I laugh now because I absolutely loved that fringe when I was in high school but my hips were much smaller than.
As I pass the midpoint on the second sleeve and start considering the front–I can’t help but think of the next Aran sweater and the next. I haven’t exactly made it to colorwork yet. One venture on a hat is not quite enough to tackle a Fair Isle and do it justice. So there is some serious consideration of the FLAK sweater. I would like to make it a cardigan and plan to use Snow Goose Aran in the stash. Although, I did have to supplement with some yarn at the shop.
Since I am using–at least in my head–my next worsted weight yarn. I felt the need to replenish and in doing so lightened the load a bit for my friend Kris who is planning to move back across the country. This is my second shopping exerience at Sonny and Shear and I am quite pleased with the service! She carries a nice array of yarns. My mom is anxious to try the Mama Llama sock yarn we ordered. I ordered an old favorite–Cascade 220. I love my Na Craga. I love Vicki’s St. Brigid. And I love Jody’s new St. Brigid too.
I am not planning to go to Rhinebeck as I am going to Paris the first week of October but it would be nice to finish my St. Brigid before Rhinebeck. Or before Paris. If Jody can attain this wild goal–surely I could too. I only have half a sleeve and a front. Hmm….