April 11 2009 – Elana
Here it is, the moment of truth.Â I am about to cast on for my first "real" jumper, Rusted Root (Ravelry link).Â This is a big deal because I'm an intermediate knitter, and most of you who know me know that I do small fast things, mainly things for around the home, or bags. But now, I've decided.Â I've bought the pattern, and I have the wool: Cotanani by Mirasol, in a lovely salmon orangey-pink.Â Lisa gave me some a while ago, and I had no idea what to do with it.Â Then I was cruising Ravelry, as you do, and looked at projects that people were doing with Cotanani.Â I saw Rusted Root, and I think the clouds parted and the angels were singing.Â A shaft of sunlight came down and illuminated my laptop screen.Â This was it. I've now finished my son's handwarmers (yes, I know it's April, and that he probably won't need them.)Â I do have other things on the needles right now, but I want to cast on already!! So I'm going to.