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I jinxed myself.

A few weeks ago, I bought enough of the yarn above (silk with some cotton mixed in) for a top.  I swatched on the US4s that I had with me and loved the drape.  I washed the swatch and searched and scoured for a pattern worthy of such a lovely score.

I never found anything that I liked – and I resigned myself that I’d have to design something myself.  Not difficult, but annoying and not what I wanted to do.

This past weekend my parents were in town and since I’ve accumulated a fair amount of “crap” I had to send them home with a bag of stuff so that I could bring the rest on the plane… and the easiest and quickest thing for me to send home in a bag… was my yarn stash minus the mitered blanket in progress.  Including the above since I knew that I at the very least wouldn’t have time to work up the schematics for a whole new design.

And then, today, this pattern in the exact perfect gauge becomes available.   I love it so much that I’d love to be able to start it immediately.  And yet, my yarn is now in Indiana while I remain in NY.

It figures.

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  1. 1 Floderten July 23, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    Oh that blows! :(

    My sympathies!

  2. 2 Sheila July 23, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    I have had the same experience a number of times, up until finding the right pattern. When I read that you had found it, but your yarn is now gone, I just though, Oh Crap! I am trying to learn to leave yarn purchases alone unless I know what I will use it for. That means I can always buy sock yarn.

  3. 3 Rachel July 23, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    I love that pattern, so beautiful! That yarn is also lovely. At least the yarn will be waiting for you! It’s too bad, though, because it’s such a perfect match of yarn and pattern. Doh!

  4. 4 Brenda July 23, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    How to bad! But at least the yarn will be waiting for you!

  5. 5 Amanda July 24, 2007 at 8:00 am

    That stinks! I saw that top yesterday when the pattern came out and it immediately got added to my “must knit” list (which in all honesty probably has a blue million things on it already). It’s really beautiful, and it will look amazing in the yarn that you have picked out for it.

  6. 6 Emilee July 24, 2007 at 9:08 am

    Gah! How frustrating that you have to wait to be reunited with your beautiful yarn.

    I can’t wait to see it, that will look great!

  7. 7 Roni July 25, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    holy crap I love that tank! My LYS has some really cool silk ribbon that would work so nicely with it! Well done, as usual. Think of how good it will feel when you finally get to cast on!
    I hope you had a great visit with your folks.


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