Can you believe it? I needed yarn! Who would have guessed that I would need yarn . . but I
I know that you think I’m just making excuses when I blame Denise for causing me to buy yarn but really . . just look at this with an open mind and I think you’ll agree that this little yarn buying incident is 100% Denise’s fault.
Yesterday she emailed me to ask if I had seen the new Art Deco pattern? It’s by the same lady who did Dreambird. Oh, no! I had not seen it but I love it and I bought it!
So . . if you have a pattern, you need yarn, right? I don’t think there’s one skein of lace weight yarn in my stash. This pattern calls for a bit heavier yarn at the top (the gray yarn) and a bit lighter yarn at the bottom (the black yarn) and another of those long changing colored yarns for the feathers or leaves. Because the yarn the designer used is not available at my favorite shops, I had to do some research and calculating and more research.
Some yarn is described in meters and some in yards so I had to use a converter.
Some yarn is described in grams and some in ounces so I had to use another converter.
By the time I finished all that, that Chili’s ad had popped up a million times and I wanted to go to Chili’s for our afternoon meal!
It was all downright frustrating. I finally made notes because I kept forgetting which yarn would work and which would be for the top and which would be for the bottom.
Shibui Pebble is the first one that caught my attention but I’m not sure how “tweedy” it’s going to look so I have a backup plan. This is coming from Eat, Sleep, Knit.
The bottom two will be used for a black/gray one. The top two will be used for a green one. Don’t ask me why I chose green . . I guess because everything I make seems to be green.
And because I felt pretty confident that Shibui Knits Cima and Dream in Color It’s Native would work, that’s my backup in case the Pebble is too tweedy.
Looks like another pathetic yarn report coming up but at least it wasn’t sock yarn I bought, huh?
Now if anyone wants to make Art Deco and wants to trust my yarn research and you don’t want to try to read my chicken scratch in green ink on the notebook paper, here’s what I came up with for yarns that might work:
For the gray (top denser yarn):
- Sweet Georgia Cashsilk
- Madelinetosh Prairie
- Malabrigo Silkpaca
- Rowan Fine Lace
For the black (bottom lighter weight yarn):
- Shibui Knits Pebble
- Dream in Color It’s Native
- Dream in Color Baby
- Zitron Filigran
- Alpaca with a Twist Fino
Denise ~ Justquiltin says
I’ll only take half the blame on this one — I don’t recall telling you to buy yarn for TWO of them. LOL
Sharon in Michigan says
Who could really expect you to pass up on that gorgeous pattern! It is really spectacular and I can’t wait to see what it looks like when you’re done. It’s a stunner.
So, you’re agreeing that ordering more yarn was necessary?
Judy Laquidara says
Not how it works! You show me the pattern and you’re responsible for all yarn I buy for that pattern forever, as well as any other yarn that jumps into my cart with that order.
Denise ~ justquiltin says
Then I’ll expect to see you ordering yarn for those knit pants and all the other “unique” patterns I sent you. ROFLOL
You do have a way of finding the most unique/weird patterns out there. I’ll make what you send if you’ll wear it! 🙂
And what will make the colored feathery parts?
That I don’t know yet. I may have to order more yarn but I do have several skeins of yarn that might work. I’ll see once the new yarn arrives.
Sheryl Till says
Now, I really like this pattern and I might seriously consider making it but I’m never, ever, ever making Dreambird. Never.
Denise ~ justquiltin says
Ah but Sheryl – having made Dreambird would make this new one easy to make since it uses the same techniques. 😉
Bev Austin says
I was looking at that new pattern yesterday, too. It looks awesome to me. Guess what? I found I’m within 30 miles and 33 minutes of The Loopy Ewe, if it’s still in Ft. Collins. So exciting! The other store I found was that same approx. distance south into Denver. First I have to finish the wrap, then it’s on to more knitting! I’m going up to that store and see if there are classes, etc. Thanks for the motivation, Judy!
Shirley Albertson Owens says
You HAD to buy this too! How wonderful! And you are right – it really is Denise’s fault…..LOL
sao in Midlothian, VA
You blame Denis, I blame you. Lol, my dreambird is not ready, but I am halfway. So have to thin a head don’t I? Love this pattern too
It’s ok. I think lots of husbands seem to be blaming me for things their wives are doing. It could be worse! I think I’m a pretty good influence but maybe that’s just the way I think.