I have this friend.
She knits sweaters
at the speed that I make dice bags.
She is like a knitting goddess.
She makes it look so easy, and rewarding, and... oh...
she makes me want to knit sweaters.
Sweaters scare me.
Buying more than one skein of yarn in a single color scares me.
Buying more than a half dozen skeins of yarn terrifies me.
What if one arm ends up longer than the other?
Or if it makes me look like a marshmallow,
a giant mint marshmallow?
Or I never make the sweater and the yarn sits there and mocks me until my adult children find it and make snide comments about how totally out of date the color is...
It is an awesome responsibility.
And then my friend posted
about her current project;
a sweater that's not boring and not too difficult
a sweater that will suit many different bodies
(probably even mine)
a sweater using an inexpensive yarn I know and am not intimidated by.
It is a Gateway Sweater,
sure to lead to other more expensive, dangerous sweaters.
Do I need to mention that the girls and I just returned from a lovely walk to the yarn store?