Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Am I coming or going?

I think I've finally figured it out.

The mystery of the ages, the question that I have asked for so long, I know longer know from whence the question first came. From the dark disquiet of my clouded mind, it emerged, bringing with it the misery and confusion the lack of answer brings.

What the heck am I going to do with this yarn.

It's fine yarn, peachy even. There's nothing overtly wrong with it, except for the fact I don't know how much is really in there.

This yarn found it's way into my possession last year, when the sweater Mom was making me out of it (Paton's Grace) got frogged when she realized how crappy it looked--her words not mine. I would have been happy with it as it was. But she wouldn't finish it and I couldn't because my gauge and hers are so disparate and I think I get a gold star for spelling that word right the first time.

So I tried to make a cami out of it, knowing even as I knit the petite leaves along the bottom that I would never wear said cami. So it, too, was frogged.

Believe it or not, the term "frogged" always is read as a misspelling by the spell check function. No Knitters must work at Blogger. Or else they are quiet people and don't make a fuss. Although I always thought we were pretty enthusiastic...

Anyway. The cami was frogged, the yarn went back into the aforementioned basket, and summer turned to fall, then winter and now spring.

So then I thought I would knit Pioneer from the Spring 2009 Knitty Magazine.

But that didn't end up happening for long enough that when I saw this pattern, the Summer Scabbard from Stitch Diva. Then I checked my e-mail.

And I decided I wanted a different yarn, a new bag of sweater yarn to be purchased this weekend, perhaps, at a yarn store that I can go to, to fill my time before my evening with Jen and Becky (we can only hope).

So that left me wanting very much to have new yarn, compulsion I cannot and will not control.

So Summer Scabbard is to be knitted with a different, new sort of yarn, and I have gone back to deciding on Pioneer for the green cotton.

But then I thought--hey, there's a cute sweater that has a bit of ornamentation I could pull off in the Summer 2006 Interweave. That's the Bonita Shirt.

Bonita or Pioneer?

Both would work, both would be pretty, and I kind of want them both, now. Not to mention the whole Summer Scabbard conflict. Do I need new yarn? Is the old yarn cursed? Is that why every pattern I try work?

Maybe not.

But anyway, I am getting the new yarn. Because. Shut up--Don't look at me!

Anyway, I want opinions.

Do I choose:

(a) Knit the Pioneer with my Paton's Grace

(b) Knit Bonita with my Paton's Grace

(c) Knit neither shirt with the Paton's Grace and instead purchase yarn for Pioneer, Bonita, and the Summer Scabbard--although not all at the same time. That would be excessive

Let me know what you think...



Summer Scabbard


  1. That's what the yarn from our Carmel trip is becoming. Your version made quite an impression! Although I want to wear it to work, so I am giving it cap sleeves (although I am not sure if I will alter the back part that wraps around or make them set in--I have to look more at the pattern).

  2. Definitely the Pioneer