You can't tell from this swatch-let, but this is the most sumptuous yarn... Yesterday, I made a yarn stop at my favorite knitting store, Abuelita's in South Pasadena and got all fevered about finding a good project for the winter. Yeah, you heard that right: next winter. It took me 3 years to finish a beanie, after all.
We have a big trip to Europe this summer and I needed a project to keep me occupied on the plane -- somehow, I tire of magazines and books and movies on long plane trips, but I love the soothing therapy of knitting.
I'm not a good knitter. I balk at big projects. But I love Twinkle soft chunky yarn. So I find myself seeking out easy patterns that require huge needles and can be done faster than the delicate beanies of the world. I knit a kick-ass kelly green capelet a last year with Twinkle soft chunky and I am a believer.
All hail the fig-colored Twinkle and the over-long cable-knit shawl that it will create. I am half-way to my Winter 2010/11 style...