On a whim

After a lovely day in Solvang with Rowan and Suzanne on a yarn fieldtrip I got the hankerin’ to start something that I could finish quickly. As I told Tracy that I wanted to do a weekend sweater she suggested that I take a look at the Licorice Whip pattern.

Ages ago I had printed out the pattern and now with ravelry it was easier than ever to find & take a look in my stash to see what I had on hand in the correct weight. Lo & Behold I found I had a lot to choose from! Choosing a Araucania Nature Cotton in a drab olive green/yellow color I asked Sadie if she’d like a new sweater. She of course answered yes & off I went to cast on.

That is the neckline at the bottom of the picture. I chose not to do the sleeve lace insert and instead am doing them in solid stockinette. I love the simplicity of the top down raglan sweater. Roll collar and cuffs always make for a fast finish.

I am hoping to be done with it tomorrow. I am already halfway down the body under where I have separated for the sleeves. I hope to have the body and part of a sleeve done tonight. Lofty plans? Maybe!

oh…you wanna see what I got in solvang?? you know you do
Our first stop was The Village Spinning & Weaving Shop

On the right, the hank and on the left, the 2 wound balls of
 Peruvian Tweed Alpaca, Natural colored 100% alpaca 2ply worsted weight, 600 yards

Our second stop was Rasmussen’s where upstairs they have a good selections of yarns, fabric and needlework supplies.

I found 6 hanks of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in Color 42, Rosehip. It’s exactly the color of the picture; a nice bright reddish orange. Just enough for a girly fit Cobblestone Pullover.

Now to actually finish something so I don’t feel guilty for all these sweater plans!