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Wednesday, August 03, 2005
The Cotton Ease Craze
Have you seen this?
Are you one of the crazies?
It's been all over blogland. Bron has a ton of the stuff and she keeps getting more! She's my cotton ease hero or pusher or whatever. I think reading her blog is making want cotton ease more and more. This craze is infectious.
It's proof that reading blogs can be detrimental to your wallet. If you hadn't figured that out already then you've been really brainwashed by all of us bloggers and there is nothing we can do to help you know. Go buy more yarn. It's the only thing that will make you feel better.
Well, that's what I would do.
After making all these little kids sweaters I realize that I need one for me. I want one just like the kid sweaters. Baggy, raglan with a henley neckline. I want it to be a comfy wear anytime kind of a sweater. I started to think of what yarn I want it out of. Wool, too warm. Wool blend, still too warm for the middle of summer when I need a light sweater for a cool night. Cotton, the right thing for the temps but hard on my hands.
You've already figured out what took me a couple of days to decifer, haven't you?
The sweater must be done in Cotton ease. It didn't dawn on me until I saw a few pretty balls of the stuff on discount at Joann's. So I got some:
But I don't want to do it in red or yellow or orange. I want it in hot bubblegum pink or licorice black. I can't find either color. Now I'm stuck in my belief that this sweater can ONLY be done in this stupid discontinued yarn and in a color that I can't find 6 balls of. I can't even find one ball of them at a normal price.
This just shows my ignorance of yarn. When it was discontinued I though "eh, it doesn't affect me, I'll just use somthing else". Little did I know a few weeks later I'd be feeling like I had no choice and that I have to use this yarn. It's not a question of want, I have to. Even Midget M has gotten in on this. She too has decided that she needs something made in bubblegum pink cotton ease. It's a bad bad craze when it hops from knitters to the little people. Next thing you know the husbeast will want something.