From Michael Perry’s latest book.
Many are a solid (or solid tweed) color.
Others are a bit more colorful.
Even pets get into the Carbeth act.
I have resisted this KAL for several reasons:
That being said, today I ordered the yarn to make a Carbeth.
Earlier last week I remembered Berroco Vintage worsted — only 40% wool, so perhaps I would be able to wear the sweater all winter, not just on days when the high temp is -30˚F. I have used that yarn before and liked it. Over at Webs, I picked out a lovely heathery green and put 10 skeins* into my cart.
I don’t have a green sweater, and I need a green sweater. And I love this green. So there.
But I emptied my cart and swore to myself and the world that I was not going to Bang Our A Carbeth. Nope, not me. Not happening. See list above.
Then I remembered the lovely effect one gets by double-stranding two barely different colors of yarn. Hmmm. Back to yarn.com.
I pondered over a number of possible combinations.
Nope, I recently bought a couple blue sweaters. No need to knit another.
Oooh, these would make a lovely, subtle, neutral combination. But Webs has only 1 skein of the one on the left. Darn.
Nice, but do I want to knit an entire sweater out of dark yarn? My LED lamp makes it easier, but… Besides, I recently bought a dark blue cardigan. No need to knit another dark blue sweater, no matter how tempting the colors.
Oh, boy, this one is sooo tempting. I have been thinking that I might need a purple sweater, and these two would make such a nice combination. Hmmm…
Back to the green. Yep, that’s the one.
So I ordered the two green yarns. And an hour later, after looking at the Carbeths with colored edgings, I went back to Webs and ordered a skein of Sage for a contrast edging on the cuffs and ribbing.
Okay, now I am really done ordering yarn. Yep. Fer sure…
* This may be more than I actually need, but I want to lengthen the sweater — cropped would look ridiculous on me — and I don’t want to run out.
I learned this from someone else on the internet, don’t remember who. But I have several of these metal needle gauges that I do not use because I much prefer the sturdy plastic ones from Knit Picks. They now have a purpose in life (besides cluttering up my knitting tools basket).
Kitteh tales in bullet form:
Notice the pink bud emerging in the right-hand photo.