|I didn't mention this before because I |
didn't want to jinx my good yarn karma!
About two weeks ago, I wrote a post I titled Synchronicity, about my joy in discovering that a pattern for EZ's Green Sweater had been published. As soon as I was done writing that post, I ordered the pattern and headed over to Ravelry to add the sweater to my Favorites list. I didn't actually put it in my queue because I planned on waiting to find just the right yarn. I wasn't in any hurry, and I thought the right yarn wouldn't show up at least until February (when I'll die early and go to that yarn heaven known as Stitches West).
The thought of putting off buying yarn lasted exactly eleven days. I knew I wanted to knit the sweater with wool that had all the heathery flecks of color as in the photos of the original sweater. If you're a knitting blog reader, you've probably already heard about Shelter, Jared Flood's new line of yarn. When I read the announcement on Brooklyn Tweed, I knew that the perfect heathery yarn for EZ's Green Sweater was just one trip through the mail away. I've been sticking to a monthly budget, and fortunately for me the announcement was made at the start of a new month.
|Do I care that I blew through my discretionary |
budget on the first day of the month . . . .?
I felt like I was a little late to the party when I finally found the published pattern for the sweater, but now I know I was just waiting for the right yarn. Synchronicity after all!
I'm going to try to hang on to my good karma by keeping up with some gift- and charity-knitting through the Fall prior to starting on the Green Sweater. But that is another blog post. . .