In Which I Resist Temptation and I Choose A Yarn Color

Dear Interweave Knits,

I love you. I hate you. I both hate and love you at the same time.

My faithful and clever readers have just spent several weeks carefully choosing a sweater pattern for me to knit, and a color for me to knit the pattern in, and here you go, publishing the new Winter 2009 IK with a cover sweater that makes me breathless with desire, so that the first words out of my mouth are, "I want to change the sweater pattern from the Farmer's Market Cardi to Nora's Sweater! Can we do a re-vote?"

Naughty, naughty Interweave Knits. How could you do this to me and my readers?

(deeeeeeep cleansing breath)

I shall hold fast to my resolve. My readers have spoken. The Farmer's Market Cardigan it shall be. The Farmer's Market Cardi is a gorgeous cardi and I love it and it will be mine.

However, on the bright side, at least I know what I am going to be knitting after I finish the Farmer's Market Cardigan. It's not like it's going to suddenly be 70 degrees in January here. It's not like I won't need a second warm cardigan.

All right, my beloved Knits, I apologize for having a moment of hate because you are so generous with beauty. That was small-minded of me. I can learn. I can grow.

I can knit more than one sweater this winter…

Friends again?
(The Winter issue ROCKS. Just being clear about that. It ROCKS. Thank you, Knits staff!!)


Color, Color, Color

This color-choosing thing was harder than I thought it was going to be. I guess I imagined that everyone would link into the Psychic Sandi Network or something and we'd all end up picking the same color, and then the birds would sing and small animals would dance on the lawn under my window.

But noooo. You folks are so creative that you came up with a total of 24 color suggestions. (There are only 43 colors available. You chose more than half of them. Whoot!)

Your colors ranged from the pale wisps of Beach Fog  to the cheery delicate petals of Chinatown Apple to the mysterious Wisterious, finally moving on to the bold Lipstick Lava, the intricate shades of NIghtwatch, and the lush red/purple tones of In Vino Veritas.

There were more, but folks, a girl has to draw the line somewhere.

I've been to my local yarn shop to view the colors in person, and to get opinions from the good people who work at the shop as to what works best with my skin tone, and after careful consideration, the color I choose is: In Vino Veritas.

Besides. I just bought some awesome red cowboy boots. I don't have anything red to match them. Jeans, white shirt, In Vino Veritas Farmer's Market Cardi, and red cowboy boots.

Winter, bring it.

– Sandi

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