Remember my lovely Levenwick? I pounced on the pattern seconds after I saw this design for the first time, and ordered my Shelter to knit it a few minutes later. On Thursday night though, we said goodbye.
I love the design, the yarn, and the making of it, but we never became close friends and I think I wore it only a handful of times. Some of the problems were fixable – it was too big and the buttons were in the wrong place. But its main issue I think was the colour – I bought the colour of yarn I loved at the time (and still do), with no thought whatsoever about whether it would suit me, and I don’t think it does.
Then, almost immediately after the ripping session I became the victim of a very strange mascara-allergy incident, which made my head try to explode and kept me awake all night. (Please – no sympathy – this is not a serious problem and has taught me that mascara that I’m allergic to does not belong inside my eyes.) So Friday was spent in bed, trying to hold my face together and get even just a little sleep…. It never happened, so I ignored all the warnings from my inner-knitter (16 wips, Saz, remember?!) and um, cast on something new.
All done in one sitting (but really kind of lying down), a Honey Crisp by Gudrun Johnston. Ravelled here. Lovely and satisfying to knit, and I’ve hardly taken it off since I finished it. And it is definitely my colour.