I have been working on my Whisper sweater for close to two months now. I find myself in stockingnet stitch hell... will it ever end? I know, eventually, it will get done. In fact, I am about 2 inches from binding off and blocking it. I just had to break up the monotony. So, Monday afternoon I cast on a new, little top... for Lauren... for the first day of school (I will not mention how days away that is, but I asure you, I know exactly how many it is, lol).
For this project, I decided to dive into my stash of yarn. I keep all my yarn in an old suitcase under a bench in my living room. And yes, I sort it in rainbow order. All the blues and greens are together. The purples float near the reds and oranges. There are a few yellow in the center and in one corner are the browns and blacks and grays too. I have more yarn than I would like to admit to my hubby, but not nearly as much as others I know, LOL. I used to just buy random single skeins of yarn because I fell in love with the color. I learned my lesson now though. Most projects need way more then one skein. So, I buy what I want for particular projects now.
I do have several skeins of some lovely cotton called King Tut, and I have it in lime green, light purple, burnt orange, and this lush teal color. Luckily, the stitches per inch was EXACTLY what I needed for the sweater I had in mind for Lauren. The top is called Heidi, from Yarn Forward magazine. Follow the link and you can see the top right on the home page. (my guess is that image will change, but it is a cute orange top on a girl in braids) I am loving the way this is yarn is knitting up. The fabric is it creating is delicious. Not to mention the color!! A dark version of one of my favorites.
I will let you know when it is finished.