Aug 6, 2012

Change of Plan

Well, a girl can change her mind, can't she?  We were traveling in Oregon earlier this week enjoying the first leg of our family holiday (more about that soon), and I tried to work diligently on my Oatmeal Pullover.  I posted about the tricky gauge already so you probably know where this is headed.  Yeah, I frogged it.  The pullover in Eco Duo just wasn't working out.


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!



18 comments:

  1. Ooooh! Gorgeous color! Looks soft too!

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  2. Have a great vacation and I really look forward to see your pullover. Great color choice!

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  3. The yarn looks wonderful! Good luck with the new sweater.

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  4. I think it's going to look great! Enjoy part II of your holiday!

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  5. That yarn looks gorgeous! Have a great vacation and I can't wait to see it when it's done!

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  6. What a terrific blue! How awesome a LYS was right on the corner from your rental. Too bad I didn't live closer.

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  7. yay! you're so close to me! are you coming anywhere near CA? I'm just over the border!! have fun with your sweater!

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  8. Great sweater choice, I love it (and added it to my favorites). I bet it will work out great, that yarn looks amazing!

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  9. Awesome vacation! I'd have been there every day! I have 2 balls of Lima that I haven't used....it is so soft....safe trip...

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  10. Lovely blue yarn! I am waving hello to you, from up here in the Seattle area.....Have a wonderful vacation.
    *smiles*

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  11. Lucky you, having a yarn store on the corner! Sounds like a great vacation to me.

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  12. I love Oregon! My family goes on vacation there all the time.

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  13. Happy beach knitting!
    I would love to get out to the Oregon coast.... one day...

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  14. Great beach pic, doesn't look unlike some of the coast around here.

    Love the dark blue, gorgeous colour....look forward to seeing your sweater. I wouldn't mind living next to my LYS although it would probably be expensive living.

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  15. Hee hee I'm glad I'm not the only one who changed her mind about project choice ;)

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  16. Sounds like you're having a dream holiday, Evelyn.

    hugs

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  17. I nominated you for a blog award :O); pls check it out on today's post.

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  18. It sounds like a plan! I change projects all the time! and I love the color of your yarn!

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