A Girl Can Change Her Mind, Can’t She?

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Well… I had really good intentions to use up that $2 rummage sale ball of lace weight wool for my first evah lace project. You know – the one I told you about here.

But a quick little stroll into my local yarn store – Wolseley Wool – and I was singing a new tune (and spending some more $$).

I swear I just went in for some size 3 circular needles for the project.

But then I made the mistake of looking at the lace weight yarns they had in stock. I just wanted to look. See what options were out there. You know… maybe for my next project. (Yeah, right.)

OMG. They are all so pretty.

And I told myself… why… WHY… would I spend all that time on a project and not have it in a colour/feel/texture that I would love.

Am I right?

Please tell me I’m right?

Lie to me if you have to?

I’m excited to start my project with this! It’s from a Canadian independent called indigodragonfly. Their variegated yarn is gorgeous!! And I love supporting Canadian made.

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This is a Merino Single Lace. I just can’t wait to see how it knits up!

Oh. And, I also have another confession to make. I decided to change the pattern as well. I’m super excited about making a shawl but I think this one I’m trying now is a bit more realistic. Instead of casting on 481 to start, I’m down to a more realistic 153.

Wish me luck!

PS – Do you have a favourite yarn? What about favourite knitting needles? I’m loving these HiyaHiya Sharps right now!



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6 thoughts on “A Girl Can Change Her Mind, Can’t She?

  1. Suzan

    I like to knit but only do the most incredibly boring, ordinary knitting. I have tried to make a pair of socks for years. I picked out what was billed as a super easy, super beginner pattern and finally ended up tossing the whole thing in a bag…where it will remain. šŸ™‚

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      For years I didn’t know anything beyond the knit stitch… which meant scarves, scarves and more scarves for me! Just recently I have decided to push myself into learning: a) new stitches and b) how to read a pattern. I started with baby sweaters. Then for Mother’s Day this year I made my first adult sweater which I gave to my Mom. I would LOVE to learn sock knitting… I’m like you. I’ve tried what I think has been a super easy pattern and then gave up. This is why I’m trying this lace weight project. I want to see if I can overcome my “tension” issues with the thinner yarn. I’ve done a few rows and so far, so good!! šŸ™‚

  2. Carmen

    What beautiful yarn! I would definitely make something you want to use instead of just trying to use up stash (I like that excuse anyway). I have one set of HiyaHiya’s that I bought for a project but I found them a bit slippery for my taste. Maybe it was the project/yarn. My favorites right now are my ChiaoGoo bamboo needles.

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      Thanks Carmen!! I appreciate the support for my purchase – LOL!! šŸ™‚ I haven’t tried bamboo needles yet. Isn’t it interesting how everyone has a personal preference. I’ll have to give them a try one of these days!

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      I have a pair of ChiaoGoos I bought just for sock making – red lace and all!! I think I was trying to bribe and/or guilt myself into figuring out sock knitting – LOL! I’ll have to try socks again after I finish this shawl. Thanks for the pattern designer suggestion. I think it’s probably just one of those things I need to just sit down and figure out. I would LOVE my own pair of handmade socks… and of course, they’d make great gifts.

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