Monday, March 17, 2008

Break-fast

I have broken my yarn fast! I admit it, I bought yarn. Let me explain how I justified the expense: I got a big promotion at work which will pay a lot more money, I worked my butt off for this job so I deserve a reward or two, and I haven't bought yarn in about 6 months.

I saw a sweater online that I simply had to have, this one. Then I remembered Starsky and how much I wanted on of these for work, the air conditioning is killer. Caitlin Pullover and Starsky it is! I bought Lana Gatto Wool Gatto with the main colour being grey for the Pullover and have already done my gauge swatches - ready to get started. I also bought Patons Shetland Chunky in a lovely medium blue and am already done 4 reapeats of the leaf pattern on the back. I love knitting with Chunky yarn - so fast!

I'll post some pics of the progress later this week :)

3 comments:

Raven said...

Congratulations on the promotion.

I'm all for breaking yarn fasts right now (I have no idea what happened to mine, so I'll enable everyone I can just to make myself feel better - lol). Those sweaters look like great fun to knit. They are going to be great on you.

marydotmusic said...

Congrats on the promotion! Nothing like celebrating with new yarn! :)

Hope you'll love the sweater as much as I do. It was a fun knit. The colourwork was so neat to see - the texture of the purl bumps and slipped stitches really make the sweater!

Mary

Jennifer said...

Yay, you got the QA job! That is awesome - congrats-a-million. That sweater is so gorgeous, so definitely the thing to break the fast with. Also, I like how you are figuring out my chunky wool secret. ;)