Yowza!

The Miss Babs yarn I’m using for my sweater is one of her Yowa-Whatta Skein! hanks and it is a Yowza for sure.  I was winding a second hank to take along on vacation with me and just look at the size of it.  It’s a lot of yardage and my ball winder is at its max winding it.  But it’s nice to have that much yardage in one hank when making sweaters — less ends to weave in (I hate doing that) and less hand dyed color differences to worry about.

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I recently saw this sweater pattern on Ravelry.  I love the skinny stripes just on one side and then the opposite arm – and the cowl to match is a great touch along with all the colored buttons.  I love the look of striped sweaters but I really don’t want stripes going all the way around me — this is just the right touch of stripes using them just on one side.  I may have to think about doing that on my next CustomFit sweater.  The hard part would be deciding all the different colors to use tho I do really like the color combination that designer used.

So many knitting ideas — but definitely a lack of time. LOL But I do hope to make some significant progress on this sweater while on vacation.

Plus I’ll be taking along this yarn – I still need to decide what pattern I want to use.  It’s Three Irish Girls McClellan Fingering (merino/bamboo/nylon in Cair Paravel.  It will be some sort of scarf/little shawl or cowl type thing since I don’t like bamboo in my socks and I have two hanks so can make something larger.  The color combination is so pretty so I’m anxious to see how it looks when knit up.

Plus I’ll have my socks in progress so if I get tired of working on one project, I’ll have another to choose from.

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