I had a crazy busy weekend, including: a recital by my students, a wedding, 3 church services, 1 more service I had to attend, 2 dinners with friends, and an Oscar party. I don’t really enjoy being that busy, so in spite of the fact that it was mostly fun, I’ll be glad to have some downtime now.
Ms. Marigold and I are friends again now. I’m past the point I was on the first one, and instead of measuring 35″ in the bust it’s measuring somewhere around 29″ and it fits… so yay for that. I am doing some waist decreases now, and I’m hoping it turns out well! I’m wanting to wear this over a little lacy short sleeved shirt, perhaps one with puffy sleeves. I saw a perfect one at Target yesterday, but alas they did not have my size. I also need desperately to buy some new tank tops, as all mine have gotten rather shorter over time, but I just hate spending money on clothes, no matter how much I need them.
I ripped my barely started Nantucket Jacket because I didn’t like the fabric I was getting after achieving gauge with Cascade 220. I swear, I’m having the most trouble finding a yarn for this jacket. But I still want to make it! The pattern is just interesting enough to me (you hear me, cable down raglan?) Interesting enough to me means that I can keep track of it while watching tv. I’ve just about decided to break down and buy the recommended yarn. Now that I’ve actually made it through a portion of the pattern I can see how much I like it, so… even if I think it’s overpriced I may go for it. The question is, what color?
I really like the color used in the model. I generally tend to stay away from colors that may mimic my hair color though. I’ve been picturing a nice heathered brown, and they do have one. The Berroco pure merino heathers are more than the regular yarns, which I think is silly. But they have a green I swear that I’m trying not to make everything green, but it’s hard! I know it’s my best color, and I’m so attracted to anything green that it’s crazy! And then there’s the dark brown in the regular merino, which I think looks rather plain.
Plus I now have 2 extra sets of brown yarn (thank God Fitted Knits calls for so much cascade and I can use it up!) so I’m leaning to the green or the orange. Here’s the nantucket jacket, in case anyone has forgotten. I’d love opinions!