Last month, I cast on my very first shawl:
It was such a fast, fun and satisfying knit, the moment it was off the needles, I began rummaging through the stash seeking yarn for another.
Soon, this was on the needles:
It mixes alternating strands of fuchsia and bright pink Helen's Lace (Lorna's Laces) with variegated Happy Feet (Plymouth) fingering weight. While it has real possibilities, it wasn't quite the look I was after.
That version went on hold, so I could cast on this:
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 genuine potential.
Unfortunately, I couldn't seem to stop. In a moment of distraction, I began this:
It alternates 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 a simple case of startitis. But we know better, don't we? They're clear proof of another dangerous knitting addiction in the making.
They're warning signs ... which I've decided to ignore.
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