You know how when you see a pattern and it just shouts your name? Like Tipsy did to me all those months ago? Well I saw this on Ravelry and just knew I had to make one. But not for me the elegant subtle colours that I could have got from Noro, I decided to go for something far more 'in your face'. So raiding the stash basket (which is getting perilously low in stash) I came across all the little Wollmeise skeins that Kerrie bought me. Perfect! Pattern bought, all cast on and I am so loving this pattern! I adore clever knitting and this is cleverness itself. (It's a 'stained glass window' bag for those of you not with a ravelry name)
Not for me the geekiness of hadron whatsit doo daas, give me a cleverly written pattern, some gorgeous yarn and believe me, my inner Geek outshines all of yours! (Incidentally, if the black hole materialises before I have finished this, I am going to be seriously annoyed!)
However, I have come across one major problem. I do not have enough yarn.
Now I would buy more, but am not allowed to do so before Ally Pally and I really wanted this finished before the event so I could skip happily amongst the yarn with a pretty (garish) bag.
So what do I do? Take a Sainsbury's bag instead? Those big ones are very big and I can fit lots of yarn in there. Or buy more yarn and announce to Warren that all bets are off and I've failed at the last hurdle?
Have also realised that I need to get a move on with finishing the UFO's - Warren has pledged hard cash for all projects completed by the date I go crazy and spend, spend, spend. (Came up with a cunning plan though, looking here I see these don't take long to knit so theoretically I could knit loads by my dead line and help others in turn).