I hate deadlines, but that's pretty much what I have to deal with every single day. Yesterday, I almost had a nervous breakdown because of some fire I had to put out at work. Anyways, I'm not going to start bitching about work again. It's boring, I rather talk about something else. Right? So, I just realized today is the deadline for the sewalong quilting project. Great! I'm not even done cutting all those quilt patties yet. Last night, I did some while watching survivors and there's still tons more to go. Let see, the bag need about 175 squares, I have about 24 done so far. Holly molly! 151 more to go. On top of that, I still have to trace, cut, sew...fun fun fun!
I finally make some headway on the fall knitting list. Here's my first choice - Moonshine from the latest RYC Classic Style. There's two more sweaters I want to make, however, let's talk about Moonshine a little bit cos I need some advice. Okay, if I use the original yarn the pattern call for, it's going to cost me a bomb. The sweater needs 17balls of the RYC silk wool for the smallest size, approximately $150. Well, it's still not so bad cos I know I probably have to pay lot more if I buy a sweater coat from the store. Anyways, here's my dilemma-- yarn substitution.
• First choice is KP Merino Style. It's cheap. I can knit this sweater for less than $60. But I never work with Merino Style. I'm afraid the sweater might peel after wearing it over time.
• Second choice is KP Andean Treasure. Cost a bit more but there are great colors to choose from. Same with Merino Style, I never work with this yarn before, so I have no idea how it's knitted up.
• Third choice is Rowanspun DK. One of my favorite yarn. One bag is more than enough for this sweater. The gauge for stockinette is right on but I have yet to find out whether it'll look good in moss stitch, especially with its tweedy effect.
So let me know what you think, or any suggestion at all. I'd love to hear them. I'm really looking forward to my weekend and hope you have a good one too!