Rogue: A variation from the standard varietal type.
I’ve been deviating from my “standard varietal type” (cheap) lately when it comes to buying yarn. I’m actually buying it, for FUTURE projects! Or, in the case of this weekend, because the hubby gave me money for the specific purpose of buying yarn, just for fun.
Anyway, usually when I buy yarn for a project, I don’t buy the “suggested yarn.” Last week, I’m pretty sure for the very first time, I actually ordered the suggested yarn for a project. I usually substitute yarn because the suggested yarn is too pricey for me. I still do not have the confidence to spend $80+ on something I’m not sure will fit, or I’ll even like when it’s finished. Many times, I’m just a rebel and don’t like being told what to buy, and have my own ideas – which don’t always work out, but I’ve been pretty lucky so far.
Anyway, I’ve been wanting to make Rogue for a long time now…. and after you were all so encouraging that I could be Extra Spicy if I really wanted to, I figured there was no time better than the present to tackle Rogue. And this time, I could actually afford the suggested yarn, and ordered it up from those great gals at KPixie. BEAUTIFUL color! Burgundy Heather, Bartlett Yarn.
However – I have to say, beautiful as it is, if I had been in a yarn store to buy it, I would have been tempted to substitute. This stuff is scratchy!! I guess I’m used to petting all that alpaca I bought over the weekend, or maybe it’s because all the wool I’ve ever used is Merino, or a blend, and softer. This regular ol’ wool is pretty darn rough – and a little smelly – but I’m gonna take their word for it that this is the right yarn for the project and stick with it – at least until it gives me a blister from knitting it or I can’t stand the smell any longer! I’ve got it all spread out, airing out…. waiting for me – so maybe that’ll help the sheepy smell. But I don’t think it’s getting any softer…
But first, as tempted as I am to start Rogue and see if I can figure out those cables, I have to finish Spring Fling… I still can’t deviate that far from my “standard varietal type” and have two sweaters going at once. That’s just crazy talk, and I’d start to twitch. Unfortunately, Spring Fling has been a little slow going lately. I hate it when I’m too busy to knit! All this yarn is starting to stare at me!
PS – Thanks for all you kind words for Kaity- I passed them on…. she’s on the mend, but still doesn’t have her “twinkle” back. It’s been a long time since I had a barfing kid – gotta say – don’t miss that ONE BIT! She better not have breathed on any of us!