Tradition! Tradition!! Traditioooooooon!!! Oops. "Fiddler on the Roof". Sorry, Topol.
I also have to tell you that I came to a drastic decision regarding my Tomten. I just wasn't feeling it. Wasn't feeling the love. People told me it was...ok. Not great. I wasn't feeling like it was the nice little unisex Tomten I had hoped for. A little too masculine, which is ok, but not what I was wanting. Especially when I want my cute-as-a-button daughter wearing it. So...
I took it over to Yarns Etc. DJ, Mary and I looked at it. You know it's not a good sign when people are trying to find something nice to say about your handknit.
"It's....fine. You know, it's...um...nice."
"Maybe just a different....color?"
I didn't have enough gray yarn to do the sleeves and the hood, and the magic just wasn't there between us anymore. So....
|YOU'RE FIRED! (My best Donald Trump impersonation)|
This close to the end of the
Olympics Ravellenic Games, I didn't have time to mess around. I went to the yarn that I had been hankering for in the first place, wound it up, and....
|Reunited and it feels so good.....|
This is Cascade Eco + yarn. I've mislaid the yarn lables (one of the joys of a road trip) but the blue is a lovely heathered one, and the purple is smashing with it. I cast on for this Tomten last week (was it on Wednesday maybe?) and already am knitting up the hood. The triangular openings are for the armholes/sleeves, and I feel confident that I'll be doing the sleeves soon, followed by a fetching I-corded border, toggle buttons, and all that jazz.
Also, I'm excited to say that there is a (drumroll!) YARN SALE!!!! at Yarns Etc this week. Starting Thursday and continuing through the weekend. Big lovely yarny sale-y goodness, and you know you want to be a part of it. I'm going to definitely be a part of it. See you there, right?