Thursday, 26 March 2009

Deferred gratification

There I was zooming along nicely with my Rusted Root. It was knitting up so quickly that I thought I might get it completed by the weekend and get some instant gratification. But that was not to be. I knew all along that I didn't have enough yarn. When I bought the yarn I had the short sleeve version in mind. It was only once I started knitting that I realised I would get a lot more wear out of it if I made a long sleeve version. But I did think that I would get the body done and only have to buy extra yarn for the sleeves. Not so!



And, of course, because I live in the bush, far from shops, I will just have to wait a while before I get the opportunity to purchase more yarn.

So, now I have cast on this:



I love working with this yarn, Bendigo Woollen Mills Miami (unfortunately only available at the mill shop). I love the short colour changes and spend most of my time wondering whether the colour on my finger will match the colour of the stitch about to be knitted. (I'm easily amused).

Oh, you want to know what I'm knitting? Well someone out there probably has a fair idea. It will all be revealed in the fullness of time.

We are off on a short holiday this weekend. We've decided to drive to South Australia. I should be back by the end of the next weekend.

12 comments:

bluekelebek said...

That must be frustrating! It is a lovely top, can't wait to see it done!
Hint hint, don't name your files with the project name, makes it too easy to "guess" :D
Have fun on your holiday, enjoy some sunshine for me!

J. said...

Lovely rusted root. I also make critical changes mid project. It can be frustrating.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Looks like socks to me. Love the multi-color yarn.

The pink sweater is lovely. I know it is very frustrating to run out of yarn.

Cybèle said...

LOL I do that with selfstriping sock yarn - I like it when the stitch on the needle is a different colour from the yarn you're just about to use - looks like magic! Enjoy your short trip.

lunaticraft said...

The rusted root is beautiful. Great color. I'm sorry to hear that the yarn's gone so far, though! That must be frustrating.

Anyway, can't wait to see it when it is done!

valli said...

jee, i wonder what that could be ;) loving that big deck your standing on! dont forget your sweater its cool here in SA ;)

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Lupie said...

Love the Rusted Root! The detail is just beautiful.

LenaL said...

But never the less, whenever it will be finished, the Rusted Root will be just wonderful!