It happened again. A Friday afternoon haircut at Jamison, a quick trip to Cassidy's next door ... and we have a dilemma.
Twenty-four balls of dilemma. In pale mauve.
Shit. What's happened to me?
But never fear, my dear friends. I have a solution, and we shall forevermore call it "Using the stash - dedicated project #5".
Stash: Patons Jet in pale mauve colour 103.
Issue: I bought it on 29 February 2008. When I was on a yarn diet. A quick getaway is required.
Solution: I've been longing to make the Fisherman's Sweater from Crochet Today! for the longest time, but I never had enough yarn on the bed o' stash in worsted weight. When I saw this today, I spent about 20 minutes having an argument with myself. Because, you know, it's PURPLE. And it's pale. And I only usually do dark greens and reds and greys and browns and blacks. And apparently now, purple. I just really, really liked this yarn. Anyway, I bought all 24 balls, got it home and looked a the pattern - and discovered I needed a riduculous 28 balls. Bloody crochet and it's yarn guzzling qualities! I'll be calling Kingston tomorrow morning in a quest to locate another four balls. All I can say is, I'm glad this stuff was only $2 a ball. I could never justify spending $6 a ball at regular price for this project.
And in Preppy Tank news, she's getting closer to the wet block and a slipstitch seamin'.
And then Dedicated Project #3 will be done, and not a moment too soon. This morning was decidedly nippy - I hope this doesn't mean the end to the warmth though. As much as I love winter, I'm not ready to let go of summer just yet.