So, I’ve been whining about wanting to do a sweater, but not having enough time/energy/yarn to knit a sweater.
Well. Turns out that, while I don’t have the time or energy to make a sweater, I do, in fact have the yarn for it.
And when has being low on time or energy ever stopped me from starting a project? Never.
I really dug deep into the stash this time, and found about 8 skeins of Wool of the Andes in Sapphire Heather (one of my favorite colorways). I say “about” because a couple of the skeins had already been partially used. On what? Who knows.
And I found a big hank of handspun that I made years ago. I don’t remember how many yards it is, it’s very inconsistent in weight (and not on purpose), and I have no memory of what the fiber content was. But it’s a very pretty blend of blues, greens and purples that I love, but is entirely impossible to photograph.
Well, I thought they looked nice together. They’re roughly similar weights on average, and, when combined, they probably have enough yardage for a sweater.
So, I got to swatching, and I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. I did a quick 2×2 stripe, which I figured would be the easiest way to combine the yarns together for maximum yarn usage with the least fuss/planning.
I’m excited to get started. Now to figure out what I’m actually going to do with this…