I’m really excited about this one, folks! I’m starting a new project, which is always fun, but this time there are a few reasons I’m especially pumped:
- It’s for me!
- It’s not for work!
- It’s a pre-existing pattern (no math!).
- It’s going to be made from yarn that I bought explicitly for this project. No stashbusting!
- It’s going to be super cute!
That’s right, I’m jumping on the bandwagon and making myself a Soldotna Crop (though I think mine won’t be quite as cropped as the pattern suggests; I’m pretty tall and don’t own any high-waisted jeans).
I’m using Tosh DK in four colors that I spent wayyy too much time picking out. madelinetosh is one of my absolute favorite dyers. I love the subtle variation they get in their semi-solids and the saturated colors in their variegated yarns. I haven’t actually worked with her DK weight before, but I’m looking forward to it. It’s a nice dense yarn, and super soft, but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be too prone to pilling (or at least that’s what it feels like).
The colors I picked were Undergrowth (a dreamy blue-green for the main color), Raspberry Cordial (a jammy purple with hints of fuchsia), Tern (a soft purple-y gray), and Texas Tulips (an insane (for me) pink/yellow/green variegated that is something that I would never normally have picked, but it felt like the right thing to do at the time… we’ll see how it looks).
It feels kind of decadent to be making a whole sweater for myself, just because I want to, in fancy new yarn that I picked out specifically for this project. I kind of love it.
(I really hope that pink color ends up working…. it’s very un-me.)
I’m going to go get this yarn wound up right away and start knitting. Whoo!
When’s the last time you did some selfish knitting?
Love love LOVE the colors you chose! Keep us posted!