Thursday, July 24, 2014

Brain wave

Ideas come to you at the funniest moments...

Remember the polka dress that was in need of a red cardigan? 
Well, I was pulling it from the washing machine and thinking how sad it was that it still didn't have its red cardigan. I'd intended to knit Windsong in some red Bugga, but I haven't had the chance (thanks Lestrange).

And suddenly I remembered... hey... I have 10 balls of Debbie Bliss Stella in the perfect shade of red
They've been kicking around my stash forever. When I first started knitting I went on a bit of an ebay yarn buying spree - and I bought a whole bunch of different sweater yarns, but only 10 balls of each - so that means small sweater...

And by a strange coincidence one of the patterns on my to-do list this year....
Just happens call for Aran weight yarn - which Stella is. It's a nice, small cardi and well within the yardage of the Stella even for the larger sizes.

So as soon as I get Lestrange done (10 more rows to go!) I'll be casting on for Watershed. I think it will be the perfect quick knit to give me a lift after the slog of Lestrange. Plus it's I'll be able to tick a box on my goal list - AND I use stash yarn... Win-win-WIN!

Sometimes I'm so smart I scare myself.

6 comments:

kathy b said...

Oh I love when the yarn and the right pattern meet in my brain!

elns said...

I love the yarn and the pattern. The color and style is going to look fantastic with your dress! If I ever get my knitting crap together, maybe I'll knit one, one day too ...

Araignee said...

It's going to be awesome and knowing you, you will have it done in a week.

Rachelle said...

That will be just perfect in that yarn!

Delusional Knitter said...

That's a great cardigan, it'll go perfect.

Nancy Kay said...

Perfect yarn! Perfect pattern! You probably have it cast on the needles by now!