|Manzanita Beach, Oregon Coast|
To soothe my frustrated fingers, I cast on something mindless and while knitting on that (again, I'll post about that FO later), we had some friends over for dinner. Helen showed me the scarf that she was knitting and I instantly fell in love with the yarn that she was using. I haven't knit with Rowan Lima before but between the fiber (Alpaca) and the construction of the yarn (chain), I knew that I had to try it.
Mark and the kids think I chose the house we rented solely because a LYS was right on the corner but I promise I had no idea! On our last night in Portland, I stopped by and sure enough, they had tons of Lima. As I gathered several balls in my arms and headed to the register, my eyes fell on Cascade Cloud and I just had to check it out. Similar in fiber and construction but with much more yardage and color choices, I opted for Cloud instead.
I don't have any dark blue in my stash, and as I am only knitting for my fall/winter challenge, I decided that I need a pullover in this color. I'm home for a day before heading off to the beaches of North Carolina and want a simple but solid project to knit in the car. I cast on Susan B. Anderson's Easy Top-Down Raglan Sweater pattern so that I can customize a pullover for my gauge and yarn.
So far, so good. I love knitting with Cloud and hope to have my first of many pullovers to show you when we get back in a week. Until then, happy knitting everyone!