Last week, when I did the last of the available yarns for BRS, I pulled out an undyed skein that was marked as Superwash Sport, which I’ve not ordered in quite a while, so it was apparently set aside for some long-forgotten thing.
Anyway, this is how it dyed up:
Which is AMAZING, right? I love those colors and how they play together. Looks like the reflections on a rippling lake as the moon rises, y’know?
But the problem is that when I skeined it up and prepared to label it,
it came up to the yardage of my sock yarns, which is NOT right. So, I can’t sell it as sport weight, and I can’t sell it as sock yarn. Heaven forbid I be guilty of slapping the wrong label on it.
But what I CAN do is turn it into a project for sale.
I recently saw on someone else’s blog an interesting scarf pattern. Just a plain garter stitch pattern, but with a minor difference. He gave the name and source of the pattern, but a look at both Ravelry and even on Google I could not find the instructions.
So, just based on the name of it, and the appearance, I’m going to stop looking for how they may have done it, and just do it the way I would do it. Partly because I want my own pattern to give away with yarn sales in August, and partly because it is more that a specific one-project pattern, but the minor difference in technique can be applied to LOTS and LOTS of other projects.
And you know I prefer to focus on re-usable stitch patterns and technique instructions, anyway, right? RIGHT? 😀
Just for today I am going to set aside New Leaves and spend the afternoon watching movies or something and see if what I see in my head can actually be translated onto yarn.
“But… But… Ray, you can’t start another project without finishing the first one!”
Wanna bet? I have completed 9 repeats of New Leaves and I still have to follow the chart and really watch what I am doing. Today I need less concentration, something I can look at when I need to, but then just knit along while I focus on other things. M’kay?