After over a week without any knitting, I figured the best way to jolt my enthusiasm was to bring out some special yarn. Now, special is a relative term. To many, it might mean Manos, Lorna’s Laces or Socks That Rock. Alas, I’ve never been even in the same room as any of those, so for me ‘special’ pretty much applies to anything that didn’t come from Walmart or Big Lots. Enter, Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed:
This is from one of my first splurges after discovering the wonders of online yarn shopping. I also have a sweater’s worth of orange Aran Tweed in the stash, so this project will double as a test drive to determine what pattern that may be suitable for. The pattern used here is the wristwarmer variation on the popular Irish Hiking Scarf. The original plan had been to knit the scarf, but then the weather turned unseasonably warm. By the time it looked like St. Patrick’s Day might be cold after all, there weren’t too many knitting days left for a full scarf.
So far I’m really enjoying the wristwarmers. Cables are always fun, and I’ve been desperate to knit something flat for a change. The yarn is tweedier than I expected with frequent bits of light blue, red, orange and black. My asthma reappeared almost the instant I began knitting with this yarn, but it’s not too bad. I’ve come to expect it with wool.