…so I was all set to blog about my upcoming knitting plans last Thursday. The latest issue of Knitscene had arrived in the shop and I was almost finished with Tsubasa and ready to buy yarn for my next sweater. I was planning the Bokeh Tank – not only because I love the design, but also because it suggests a mix of Shibui’s Linen and Silk Cloud. My shop was hosting a Shibui Mix party on Friday afternoon…and I had a ticket! I was going to swatch, and buy my yarn, and cast on as soon as I really did get Tsubasa finished. Last Wednesday, I looked at colors…
I made good progress on the finishing (one neckband, two side seams, two arm bands…all that remained was weaving in ends and blocking) before the Mix party – I even bought the magazine and copied the pattern. And then I went to the party. which included a trunk show. And all those best-made plans were…derailed.
Oh yeah. That Bokeh Tank is still in my queue, but it’s behind three other projects – none of which were even on my radar before Friday afternoon! Here’s what jumped in front of the Bokeh Tank.
First up, and what I cast-on Sunday, is Coco Knits’ Anna. If you’re counting, yes, this is my third project in Shibui Heichi’s Caffeine and yes, that is what I used to knit Tsubasa. Turns out I had an extra skein and Anna only calls for five…buying just four skeins to make a sweater – which everyone told me looked great – and which will be a perfect traveling piece next month…well it was a no brainer.
|Mix No 28 (c) Shibui Knits|
Next up, Mix No 28. Again, what sold me was the trunk show. Trying it on (seeing how to wear that buttoned scarf three different ways) and feeling the fabric is something the pictures online just can’t do. I think the Pebble/Linen blend might be my favorite…and it’s perfect for Spring/Summer/Fall here. I won the pattern (!!) and bought the yarn in a slightly more gray/beige than what’s shown in the pattern photo.
|Belle (c) Coco Knits 2012|
And finally, Belle. This is another Coco Knits piece that I’d only seen in pictures until Friday. There were two samples in the trunk show – both, I think, are pictured on the Ravelry pattern page (the purple and the apple green in Shibui Linen). Sandy (from Shibui) said it would be a great pattern for their newest Kavo, a cotton silk blend with a bit of texture, and I’m planning to use that. I did not buy the yarn for this one, but it is next up in my queue. Stay tuned. Plans are subject to change 🙂
What was the last pattern or yarn or anything else that derailed your knitting plans?