Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Damn That Woman!!

So a little bit ago, I was raving to Opal about Stephen West's patterns. Because I'm in love with his patterns. Seriously - his attention to detail makes my inner perfectionist sing.

Being the good friend that I am, I show (ok, I gush to) her the Herbivore. She was all "Oh, that's pretty." Obviously, home girl was not feeling my enthusiasm, because in my mind I'm thinking, "Pretty? It's freaking awesome!!". So I moved on and let it rest. It's ok that she failed to flip out over the shawl like I did. Right?

I've spent countless hours plotting what the hell I am going to knit the pretty thing with.

Then, out of the blue, Opal announces she's cast on for the Herbivore.


I promptly called her a bitch and decided it was time to get my act together and knit the damned thing myself.

I have been loving on a skein of Woolmeise for over a year. I am absolutely in love with the colors, and have toyed with the idea of socks for a while. I even thought about messing with the Clapotis. (Which, by the way I had sworn I would not knit for reasons I shall keep to myself)

This morning, I caked up my pretty yarn for the Herbivore. I can't think of a better pattern for the yarn, or a better yarn for the pattern.

So before I went to bed, I caked it up and had happy dreams.


Zonda said...

oooh that'll be lovely in that colorway!! Better watch out, you know iffin I stop by sometime. ;)

Opal said...

i simply provided you with the impetus to get moving on your WIP's so you can cast on and get going.

that's my story.

i'm stickin' to it.

Yarndude said...

Oh my goodness, I wear my Herbivore every single day. I'm even wearing it right this minute, I love it so much.

Hattie said...

Ahaha that's too funny. I totally need to make that shawl too though...hrm...

Barbara said...

That's a pretty yarn and herbivore is a very pretty pattern!

Cookie said...

She's a sneaky one, our Opal. ;^)