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?