A few weeks ago a package of the much raved about Beaverslide arrived on my doorstep. There was a slight problem though if you can believe it.
When I opened the package I was immediately reminded of the yarn that I knit Hey Teach in. Different yarn....exact same color. Sheesh, do you think I have a tendency to get stuck in yarn color ruts? I really do love browns and greens, but knowing that I am going to be ripping Hey Teach out and re-knitting her in a smaller size, made me realize that this shade of Beaverslide was just not going to be the one for me.
I got on the phone and spoke with one of the owners and told her of my dilemma. She was so incredibly nice. I love it when a company that turns out such beautiful yarn is also fabulous in the customer service end of it as well.
I ended up choosing a colorway that is very different for me. It's called chokeberry and is a burgundy maroonish color. Very pretty and rich looking...I love it. I was originally going to knit Acer with it, but just recently this sweater caught my eye and I am now going back and forth between the 2.
It's been fun thinking about sweaters. The sweater I was originally going to knit with the aran tweed has been replace with Lisa Lloyd's pattern Harriet from a Fine Fleece. Somehow I didn't think that the yarn was going to work with the curvy knit sweater, but I think it will be perfect for Harriet.
Then of course there is the Felted tweed that is destined to become a tangled yoke sweater. I fell hard for this pattern when I saw a few of them walking around Rhinebeck this past fall.
...and there has actually been a little bit of finishing things here and not just dreaming. My Etheral Fichu Shawl is off the needles and blocked. I am VERY pleased with how this yarn blocked out, and will be bringing some with me to SPA in a few weeks. With 20 plus inches of snow arriving today however, the lighting for taking pictures was just not good. Hopefully tomorrow. :)