You know how I bought this yarn last month?
Well, it was so soft and such a lovely red, and the right amount and weight to make Loppem, a pattern I've wanted to make for such a long time ... so I couldn't resist!
I even swatched! Twice!
Weirdly, I got the same stitch gauge each time, but different row gauges (neither of which were the required row gauge!). So I went with the one that just felt right (the smaller sticks) - the larger swatch was just too floppy and open for my liking.
And I also read about 50 million threads on ravelry detailing the various problems and errata with the pattern. I think I'm all sorted now.
Well, except for the photo magically appearing upside down here...
The yarn (Naturally Sensation) is lovely to knit with - a soft, slightly fuzzy angora/merino worsted weight single. Mmmmm. Yummeh! I think I need to try to finish this before it gets too hot to knit on it!