Now that I have quit smoking (kind of, I still have a few weeks of the patch left, so I don’t consider myself there yet), I think I deserve a treat.That treat will be a pair of Snapdragon Fliptops.
For a long time I was hesitant to knit something for my hands. As a (former) smoker and exclusive user of natural fiber, non-crappy yarns, I knew that if I made myself a pair of gloves or mittens or whatever, the smoky smell would infiltrate the fibers completely, making them gross and dingy in no time.
They call for MadelineTosh DK yarn, which they are currently out of at Fuzzy Wuzzy Yarns,my only good local yarn shop (they have worsted, but that doesn’t help me right now).
I am completely loving the Candlewick colorway (the one shown for the finished fliptops is Gilded, but they’re close), especially since I figured out my perfect color palette – variations of peacock (blue green and purple) and yellow.Red and orange have no place in my wardrobe, they makes me look dead.
But now that I’ve kicked the smoke, I deserve something nice. As luck would have it, the DK is scheduled to arrive in January, just in time for SKNY. Oh yes, this will be item #1 for Selfish Knitting New Year.
What are your Selfish Knitting New Year project shaping up to be?