Thursday, September 25, 2008

Someone talk me out of this!

Ok, so the chapter is pretty much done, and therefore I'm back. I'm still working on my secret Firefly swap project, so there's still nothing knitting-related to post. I'm doing a quick little baby hat for Hats for Alex today, just for fun, so I'll post a picture of that when it's done.

So I'm planning to put in a little KnitPicks order to reward myself for finishing the chapter. They're having a sale on books, so I think I'm going to get Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition, which I've been eyeing for some time. I like to knit mittens, so that seems like a safe bet. I was going to also get the warm Palette sampler so I could maybe fool around with designing some stranded mittens of my own.

But I'm seriously, seriously tempted by the Autumn Rose pullover:

The book is on sale, and although it's more than I would usually pay for a pattern, it's not completely out of the realm of possibility. And the yarn is super cheap: it's less than $25 worth of Palette. It would be my first Fair Isle and only my second real sweater (third if you count the vest). It would also be my first try at steeks. But I know I like stranded knitting, and it's so pretty. It looks like so much fun to knit.

Am I insane for even thinking about it?


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. Mightn't you want to wait until you get your outstanding projects finished? I mean, the Firefly fairy might bring you something you could use.... Well, maybe not.

Besides, you deserve a reward for your hard work. Go for it!

Anonymous said...

P.S. What's a steek?

P.P.S. Unless maybe you misspelled steak. I thought you weren't a vegetarian!

Emily said...

Steeks are a way of making armholes in sweaters that are knit in the round. You knit a tube and then take scissors and cut out armholes. No, seriously: you take scissors and cut your knitting. You can see why this would freak me out!

Anonymous said...

I looked it up online. Sent shivers down my spine. Almost as scary as reavers.

Cut! Ew!