|The trouble-making colorway: Ruby-Tailed Wasp|
But now, what to knit? It's high time I used these lovelies as they would make perfect work-appropriate knitwear and so I've spent a good deal of time mentally juggling all of the shawls and scarves and stoles and hats I could be making with what I have. Because I'm a little anal about it and I want to make sure I actually wear what I make, I didn't want to choose (for example) two similar-looking crescent shawl patterns for two different bases, as even though they would be different weights they would be so similar in look/shape/color that they'd serve essentially the same purpose and just be redundant. So I think I've come up with a plan... actually, several plans, which is why I'm still debating. What would you do?
Codex choices A & B:
Since the Codex was a special order I had four skeins of it (>800 yards) which really opens up the options as far as patterns go.
Bugga choices 1, 2, and 3:
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Mithril choices X, Y, and Z:
In an ideal world, I'd like to have one scarf, one crescent, and triangular-ish shawl. The way I see it, there are a few viable combinations:
Codex A, Bugga 1, Mithril X
Codex A, Bugga 1, Mithril Y
Codex A, Bugga 2, Mithril X
Codex A, Bugga 2, Mithril Y
Codex A, Bugga 3, Mithril X
Codex A, Bugga 3, Mithril Y
Codex B, Bugga 1, Mithril Z
Codex B, Bugga 3, Mithril Z
Clearly, I'm getting far too caught up in the decision-making process and just need to knit something already.
In related news, The Verdant Gryphon has just started a customer referral appreciation program. Since so much of their popularity came through word-of-mouth of their (rather obsessed) fans, they'd like to give a little back, which I think is wonderful. If you've never ordered from them before and feel inspired to do so by any of my frenzied Bugga/Mithril/Codex love, please consider using my referral number when you order. You need to create a new account on their website and enter "70BKP8" into the 'were you referred to us?' box. If you do, you'll receive 10% off your first order and I'll receive $5 store credit, so win-win! :)
Anyway, I hope you've been inspired by this post to either 1) stop dithering over choices and just get knitting or 2) get some VG yarn. What else has been inspiring you lately? Link along below and share!