I have been picking up some very unusual (well, unusual for me) colors of yarn lately. Greens, oranges, yellows, golds...just not stuff I normally am drawn to. Maybe it's the season. Maybe those yellow socks I knit last year broke the color barrier for me.
Anyhow, in the mail today arrived this:
in Bog Fritillary
...and I tried to resist its charms for a couple of hours (because I am working on something else already and I really want to finish for crying out loud), but my new delivery very quickly became this:
And then seeing it all wound up all nice and tidy like that very quickly became my matching the yarn up with a pattern, whipping out the needles, and casting-on. I have been wanting to make this little shawl/scarf thingy called Herbivore for awhile, and so there ya' have it. Off we go.
I did the fiddly little cast-on. I did the set up rows. I did one repeat of the first section.
And then I realized that when I had assembled my interchangeable needles together for this project, I had picked two differently sized needle tips.
(for the non-knitters this means that some very wonky knitted fabric is the result)