Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Yarn Yen

I couldn't forget the yarn while on my textile spree.

I fell in love with this sweater as soon as I opened the magazine. The pattern was published in the January issue of Crochet Today!. It reminds me of the February Lady sweater that Erin made over at House on Hill Road. I am not ashamed to admit that I am very intimidated by this project. But my Mema, who taught me the craft, insists that I can do this. We shall see. I will use the yarn pictured above. I wanted something "earthy" and couldn't decide between green or brown. With this yarn I get the best of both worlds. It is a medium weight yarn and I am hoping it won't be too heavy for temperate Houston winters.

This sweater looks to be much simpler. I am not nearly as daunted when skimming this pattern which also came from Crochet Today!, the March issue. I can wear this practically year round...tank tops in the warm months, turtle necks in the cold. Again I chose a variegated yarn. I am a huge fan of variegated yarn. I don't get bored while working with it because it is always changing.

This "yarn" is really just for fun. The Girl saw the hot pink and wanted "a furry scarf". Why not? I bought a couple balls of the more subdued black for myself. A furry scarf is often the perfect accessory, don't you think?

Of course, none of this will be utilized until I finish that darn afghan. But it is always nice to have projects waiting in the wing.