I’m a sucker for a sale.
Well, actually, let’s rephrase that. I’m a sucker for a YARN sale.
And I’ve been bombarded with emails telling me how much cheaper it all is since Christmas, so when this stuff – Sublime Luxurious Aran Tweed, 40% wool, 40% cotton, 20% llama – was about half price, it was obviously irresistible.
Even though… erm… I didn’t exactly have a plan.
But I’ve been completely bonkers about stripes lately. So, obviously, there had to be stripes.
And nothing is complete these days without a bit of a motif… When I told my beloved husband my plan to mix ’em up he looked, let’s say, a little skeptical. But he did have the good grace to follow the look with “But what do I know?”
One of the most positive side-effects of this journey through my woollen world is this: for many years, an expression of doubt or uncertainty would have put me off continuing along my trajectory but at this grand old age and with the experiences I have under my belt (which I hesitate to label ‘good’ or ‘bad’ since they all led me here, after all) I don’t care. I have the courage of my conviction, and I’m going to do it anyway. Sometimes, of course, it doesn’t work.
This time, I’m relieved to report, I believe it did.
So, the Stripes and Swirls Sweater was born and I love it:
If you fancy a crack at it, you can find the pattern here.
And beloved husband?
“I think it’s your best yet.”