As part of Malabrigo March, I had planned to make a sweater using Rios in the Ravelry Red color. No, that isn’t exactly right. I had planned to use Aquamarine but decided it was too variegated for the sweater I had planned to make, Vanguard. I was talking on Ravelry about some of the Rios colors I might could use and I mentioned Ravelry Red. Someone shared a picture of a very cabley sweater she had made using Ravelry Red. I have 12 skeins of it so I began searching.
When I first began putting my yarn in tubs, I put it in tubs labeled “Worsted – 1” and “Worsted – 2”. Sport weight went into “Sport – 1” and “Sport – 2” and so on. I thought I was so organized but at some point, some of the contents didn’t make it onto the spreadsheet. I also had some tubs labeled “Project -1” and “Project – 2”, etc. so yarn for specific projects went into those tubs and I can’t even find that spreadsheet. I thought it was all in Google but maybe not.
If I had it to do over again, I’d make a tub for “Malabrigo Rios” and a tub for “Madelinetosh Vintage”. I dream of having a basement with shelves where I can put the tubs and not have them stacked four high so that every time I need a yarn in a bottom tub, I have to move three tubs, or worse, when I don’t know where the yarn is and I’m searching. I also dream of dumping every skein of yarn and starting completely over with my organization.
But . . I cannot find Ravelry Red. Twelve skeins is a pretty good chunk of yarn and you’d think it would be pretty easy to see. This morning I went stash diving again and found a bag that had red yarn. I was so sure it was Ravelry Red but it was not. It is Rios alright but it’s Cereza, which is a bit deeper red. I went ahead and wound some of it because I had my heart set on a red sweater.
The more I looked at the Vanguard pattern, the more I decided I may not want to make that right now. That is a heck of a lot of cables and paying attention. I looked through my library and decided to make Persistence is Key. I think I’m going to name mine “Patience is the Key” because I’m finding I need a lot more patience than I thought I have had to deal with a situation. I’ve had the pattern since March, 2014 so I think it’s time I use it!