Guess what I'm going to knit next. That's right - Wicked by Zephyer Style. And I'll be using Artyarns Supermerino in color number 114. Each hand painted skein is 100% superwash merino wool, weighs 50 grams, and is approximately 104 yards.
I tried to be good and pick something from my stash to use for this pattern and almost decided on some Noro Silver Thaw that I purchased quite a while ago.
But after hemming and hawing over it a couple days I decided that it might be a little too itchy next to my skin.
So I went looking at all the sales and ended up deciding to use the Supermerino that the pattern originally lists.
I've never used and Artyarns before, but it seemed that every reference I read about it was a positive if not glowing review. So I found a color combo that appealed to me and ordered enough online.
The yarn arrived yesterday and I was really pleased with the colors and texture of the yarn. It actually feels pretty soft and I'm expecting that it will get even softer after a couple of washings. I downloaded the pattern last night and am prepared to swatch today.
The pattern reads simply enough and seems like a good choice for my first sweater. I really like the fact that there is really no seaming involved and it is a simple design overall. Now I just have to decide about sleeve length and that front pocket.
I'm leaning towards long sleeves and no pocket. I bought enough yarn for the long sleeved version and if I actually wear this in the winter I can't imagine not having long sleeves, especially in our freezer they call an office. I'm just not feeling the pocket yet, but should have enough yarn if I decide to add it at the end.
Oh and the book? It really doesn't tie into the sweater, except for the title, but I did read it. I'm a big fan of the Wizard of Oz. I did like the story of the witch. I tried the other books by the author too, but this one was the best.