I’ve only been knitting for just over a year. Well actually it’s closer to two years but those first few months were full of “yeah just give me the cheap yarn and hey look I made a crappy hat” but then I suddenly turned into someone who really wanted to love the things I was knitting. I’ve become very fussy about the patterns I pick to try out and even fussier about my yarn choices.
Really nice yarn is so expensive but it’s nice to treat yourself once in a while, isn’t it? Someone has to agree with me so I can justify the fact I spent a lot of money on some St Magnus D.K. from Orkney Angora. Angora! I don’t think I’ve even touched anything made from angora before today.
But let’s start from the beginning.
I came across this free cowl pattern on Ravelry and fell in love instantly. I love the tweedy look that the slip-stitches provide and I love the colours. Originally I was going to see if I could find something super soft in similar colours, maybe in a worsted weight, but I kept going back to those exact colours. So I did the thing I never usually do and had a look at the yarn the designer used, balked at the price, but then found myself sneaking back later in the day to buy it anyway. Because I deserve nice things. Nice expensive things.
The yarn arrived today and the moment I touched it I just sighed. It’s 50/50 angora and lambs wool and it’s as soft as butter. I want to live in this yarn. I cannot wait to knit with this yarn. I want to be buried with this yarn.
This is going to be the most expensive cowl I’ve ever knit, but it’ll be worth it.