Last month, I cast on my very first shawl:
Fast, easy and reversible, it was a fun and satisfying knit. The moment it was off the needles, I began rummaging through the stash seeking yarn for another one.
Soon, this was on the needles:
It mixes alternating strands of bright pink and fuchsia Helen's Lace (Lorna's Laces) with variegated Happy Feet (Plymouth) fingering weight. It works, but it wasn't quite the look I was after.
That version went on hold, so I could cast on this one:
It features Richesse et Soie, a discontinued yarn so exquisite it may never actually get knit into anything. It's difficult to find a project worthy of this delicious blend (65% cashmere, 35% silk), but I'm a big fan of red paired with purple, so this version has real possibilities.
Unfortunately, I couldn't seem to stop and in a moment of distraction, I cast on this:
It alternates the variegated Happy Feet with solid burgundy Charlemont (Valley Yarns), and it would be fair to say this combination is beginning to grow on me:
To the casual observer, these pictures look like innocuous WIPs or perhaps a simple case of start-itis. but we know better, don't we? They're proof of another dangerous knitting addiction in the making.
They're warning signs. Which I've decided to ignore.