I have a dream

On Friday night I dreamed of yarn.

I’d been given a skein as a gift. It was a small amount, but oh so light and pretty. Laceweight, with a slight halo (alpaca perhaps?).

The colours were bright rainbow ones – a rosy red; tangy orange; sunshiney yellow; rich, grassy green; bright bright blue; and vivid purple.

It wanted to be something. It took me a while to work it out, but it wanted to be this shawl:
Simple Yet Effective Shawl

And just as I realised that I woke up.

I’ve been thinking about it since then, and almost, almost bought a skein of brightly coloured Noro Kureyon sock yarn in This is Knit on Saturday. I didn’t though, as I’m working through my stash as much as possible at the moment, I’m not nuts about small triangular shawls and I don’t wear bright colours on the whole. I don’t want to knit it in duller, more me colours, and I can’t think of anyone I could give it to. All common sense says no.

So why can’t I stop thinking about it?

6 thoughts on “I have a dream

  1. Because it is calling to you! It did the same to me! There is no escape once it has you in its orbit – you will be sucked in until you succumb!
    P.S. I wear mine lots with a shawl pin like a slightly large triangular scarf. It’s not a shawl at all – too small. But it makes a great scarf!

  2. Simple but effective is a super pattern. You can just keep going, use bigger needles and it won’t be that small a shawl at all. By the way, there is a ‘pay for this’ simple but effective and a ‘free’ one from the same website – they are the same pattern, just so you know!

    Make it, make it *chants*

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