Knitting monogamy, that is.
I should be casting on my second Blackrose. Or finishing another commission piece (or even starting yet another commission piece!).
I could be working on my pattern 'zine, or making up more samples for the etsy shop...
So what have I been doing, you ask?
Why, casting on a new cardigan for myself, naturally!
I've been searching for just the right pattern for my precious Pear Tree 12ply Nut yarn for over 12 months now, and only having 5 100g skeins, options were limited. I tried Ellis, but my gauge didn't make it, and because the peplum is sewn onto the vest, row gauge was critical. The pattern calls for a suede-like ribbon yarn with a gauge of 19st/24r, and although I could get the stitch gauge, the rows were never going to make it. I also had to go down to 4.5mm needles, which reduces this yarn to basically felt.
I then tried Ariosa, but less than 10cm in, I really knew the garment style wasn't going to be for me. With little variation between my bust, waist and hip measurements, wrap style garments tend to ride up over my abdomen in a most unflattering way, and although I keep trying to make them work on me, reality told me to give it up!
Finally, I settled on Loppem. The gauge matches, and I have enough yarn (X fingers crossed X) Garment style is good for me. Enough detail to keep me interested, but not too much that I can't work on it anywhere.
I think we have a winner.