Yesterday we talked about knitting. And it was good. I’m glad I’m caught up on the meager knits of 2015, partly because I like having things all neat and tidy but also because it makes me feel like I can move on to the knits of 2016.
Up until this morning I was planning on dubbing this the year of the hand knit accessories. Mitts and mittens, little scarves and shawls, hats and boot toppers – that’s what I’ve been adding to my Ravelry queue. Lots of instant gratification in knitting that stuff and that’s what I need. Quick knits. Positive reinforcement.
I was intrigued. I haven’t knit a sweater since last year. And I’ve never knit a pullover for myself.
I remembered that Gale had talked about this the other day.
I opened up a browser window and started searching WEBS for good colors of Léttlopi. I really wanted black but that was sold out so I thought maybe black sheep with spring green and either white or grey.
I texted Kym and asked if she was going to be joining along. And she said maybe. We started discussing colors. Next thing I knew I had a text from Kym saying she had placed her order.
I called Dale and asked him to check my knitting needles for the sizes I needed. I placed my order with WEBS.
And I read this post.
And then I got an email from WEBS saying that the black sheep I ordered wasn’t actually available after all. So I called and switched my order to dark grey. But I wasn’t thrilled. And really, if I’m going to knit a sweater, for crying out loud, I need to be thrilled. I called WEBS back and asked if I could switch to black heather but they said my order was being processed and it was too late.
I did some more web searching and I saw that Halycon had the black I originally wanted in stock. I debated 2nd day or 3 day shipping, not sure if it was worth the extra money and also not sure which one would give me the best chance of getting the yarn by the start date.
I picked up the phone and called them, something unheard of for me to do. (I secretly hate the phone.) And the wonderful woman on the phone said I didn’t need to pay extra for shipping because she would go to the shelf right after we hung up and get it sent out today. And since it only has to go from Maine to MA she was sure I’d have it in time.
Looks like I’m going to Bang Out A Sweater.
Who is with me?