As most of you agreed, none of those yarns were going to work for Blaster. It was time to get something new. So I went shopping...
... in MOM'S STASH!
If you've been around for a while, you know that Mom has an AMAZING yarn stash. She's always been pretty free about giving something up if she didn't already have plans for it. And now that her focus is mostly on quilting, it's even easier to liberate yarn from her stash.
So I came home with six skeins of String Theory's Merino DK in Blue Spruce.
This isn't a colour I'd usually gravitate towards, but I think it's good to step outside your colourbox every now and I again. And I do have a couple of dresses this will work with, so it's not a huge gamble.
I'm happy I've got a good start on it, but I've really got to put it aside and go look for those darn Nessie eyes... wish me luck!