Monday, March 06, 2006

Pondering

i got the blue sky alpacas skirt pattern in the mail from kpixie. and i think
that my SP is right. it seems dangerous to tinker with yarn subs in this case.
after all, i would probably want to stick with sportweight alpaca. and the
cost-comparison runs as follows:

blue sky sportweight alpaca from kpixie would cost $52
knitpicks andean treasure would be $27 (but i can't find a color i like)
misti alpaca sport would be $37
blue sky melange from WEBS would be $48

i'd also have to invest in some #0 and #2 needles, as all i have are dpns.

it's a cute skirt. but is it *that* cute? what if i slave away on tiny
needles just to have it look like poo?

then again, we are talking about the woman (me) who just spent $40 on a brown
leather bag. i don't carry a purse about 90% of the time, and i hardly ever
wear brown. and don't get me started on all those $60 shoes that i've bought
and worn once. so $60 yarn isn't so much of a stretch, right? if it is truly
horrible, i've still purchased 7 hanks of lovely alpaca, so i could always frog
and knit a cute top to wear if the skirt thing falls through. then again, god
only knows it would take me 5000 years to knit the thing. i think the time
factor is more potentially bothersome than the money factor. i don't know what
to doooooooooo.

i haven't knit much this weekend. i'm taking a well-deserved break. i am very
close to finishing the Great Sewing Experiment: AKA That Anthropologie Top. i
should have pics soon.

2 comments:

  1. Hmmm, maybe wait til someone else finishes the skirt (knit and tonic wendy is going to do it) and see what her response to it is? Cause she normally gives a what I would call a good opinion about patterns. Before investing the time (mainly the time, not the cashola) in it? Cause size 2 and 0 needles, well, this baby might take a while. And, the yarn choices (except knitpicks) are all close enough in price that I'd say pick whatever one has the best color.

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  2. I second Sarah's comment!

    SP7

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